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France, UK and U.S. Navies Complete Artemis Trident 19
190409-N-RM440-1473 ARABIAN GULF (April 9, 2019) A Senior Chief Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, signals to Explosive Ordnance Technician 2nd Class Michael Peterson before he jumps into the Arabian Gulf from a MH-60S Helicopter during Artemis Trident 19. Artemis Trident is a mine countermeasures exercise conducted by France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy in the Arabian Gulf focused on increasing interoperability and demonstrating the nations’ shared commitment to ensuring unfettered maritime operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha P. Montenegro/Released)
April 18, 2019 - France’s Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy completed the U.S. 5th Fleet mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Arabian Gulf in April 2019.

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Hosts Combined Force Maritime Component Commanders Course
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (March 25, 2018) Vice Adm. Jim Malloy welcomes senior military and civilian leaders to the Combined Force Maritime Component Commander Course, March 24.  The U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations encompasses nearly 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 region is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.
March 31, 2019 - The U.S. Naval Forces Central commander hosted a week-long commanders course for multi-national senior military and civilian leaders onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, March 10 – 14.

NSA Bahrain’s Waterfront Awarded Battle “E”s
March 31, 2019 - Three ships forward-deployed to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain’s waterfront were named recipients of the 2018 Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) Award, March 4, 2019.

Under Secretary of the Navy visits Bahrain
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (March 19, 2019) Lt. John Kearney, commanding officer of the Island-class patrol boat USS Baranof (WPB 1318), provides a ship tour to the Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly during a visit to Bahrain. Modly met with senior leaders, visited with Marines and Sailors and held an All Hands Call.
March 21, 2019 - Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly arrived in Bahrain for a three-day engagement with U.S. and local officials and military leadership to discuss pertinent issues related to the region March 17-19.

Lucky Mariner 19 Concludes
The guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93), left, escorts a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden, March 1, 2019, during Lucky Mariner 19. Lucky Mariner is an annual exercise led by Naval Coordination and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) alongside shipping and coalition maritime forces designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during periods of increased tension to protect the free flow of commerce.
March 18, 2019 - U.S. 5th Fleet’s Task Force 55 and representatives from the commercial shipping industry completed exercise Lucky Mariner 19, March 15.
U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony
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Overview

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.