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Strengthening Partnerships: Saudi, UK and U.S. Navies Conduct Mine Hunting and Countermeasures Training
200618-N-KZ419-1009 ARABIAN GULF (June 18, 2020) Ships from Saudi Arabia, the U.K, and U.S. sail in formation during a mine countermeasures interoperability exercise in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. The 5th Fleet area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three chokepoints, critical to the free flow of global commerce. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)
July 9, 2020 - Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF), Royal Navy and U.S. Navy forces participated in mine countermeasures (MCM) interoperability training in the Arabian Gulf June 06-21.

VP-16 War Eagles Deploys to U.S. 5th Fleet
June 15, 2020 - The “War Eagles” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 recently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to relieve the “Red Lancers” of VP-10. The War Eagles assumed duties from the Red Lancers as Commander Task Group 57.2 June 9.

Naval Surface Squadron Five Holds Change of Command
Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, left, salutes Cmdr. Samantha A. Dutily, front right, and Capt. William Snyder, back right, during a change of command ceremony for Commander Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 5. CNSS 5 serves as the surface type commander's executive agent in Bahrain and provides support to 10 Cyclone-class patrol coastal ships and four Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). (U.S Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Dawson Roth)
June 11, 2020 - Commander Naval Surface Squadron Five (CNSS 5) held a change of command ceremony onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain June 11, 2020.

Virtual Oath of Office
200515-N-N0146-1004 MANAMA, Bahrain (May 15, 2020) Rear Adm. Rodney DeWalt (right), vice commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), and 2nd Lt. Lucas DeWalt pose for a photo after a commissioning ceremony for Air Force officers that was held virtually to prevent the spread of COVID-19. NAVCENT’s area of operations encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Bab el-Mandeb Strait at the southern tip of Yemen.  (U.S. Navy photo by Vice Adm. Jim Malloy)
June 3, 2020 - NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (May 17, 2020) Rear Adm. Rodney DeWalt, vice commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), administered the Oath of Office to his son, Lucas DeWalt, during a graduation ceremony for students of the Texas Christian University Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps May 15, 2020.

US and Saudi Forces Conduct Joint Military Exercises on Saudi Islands
May 25, 2020 - Arabian Gulf – The U.S. and Saudi forces are conducting routine and joint sustainment training on and around Karan and Kurayn islands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, May 24-30, 2020.
U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
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IMSC Holds Virtual Change of Command Ceremony
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command / U.S. 5th Fleet
April 30, 2020 | 23:55
The International Maritime Security Construct (IMSC) headquarters held a change of command ceremony between two British officers at Naval Support Activity, Bahrain April 30. Royal Navy Commodore James Parkin was relieved by Royal Navy Commodore Robert Bellfield as Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Combined Maritime Forces officiated the ceremony.
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U.S. Naval Forces Central Command is responsible for approximately 2.5 million square miles of area including the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, and the Red Sea. The U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s mission is to conduct maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts, and strengthen partner nations' maritime capabilities in order to promote security and stability in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.