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Navy Releases Name of Sailor Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown July 22, 2019 — The U.S. Navy announced the identity of a Sailor listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) following a reported man overboard incident onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) while operating in the Arabian Sea, July 17, in support of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. MORE

Navy Ends Search for Sailor Listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown July 19, 2019 — The U.S. Navy has ended its search and rescue efforts for a Sailor, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 5, who is believed to have gone overboard from the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), the morning of July 17. MORE

NAVCENT Visits Qatari Base for Grand Opening July 18, 2019 — Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, and Combined Maritime Forces visited Landside Base Daayen, in Al Daayen, Qatar, for its grand opening, July 14. MORE

NAVCENT Hosts Final Planning Conference for IMX 19 July 18, 2019 — Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) hosted the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 19 Final Planning Conference onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain July, 15-18. MORE

Statement Regarding IRGCN Harassment of UK Merchant Vessel July 12, 2019 — The United States 5th Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel British Heritage on 10 July, near the Strait of Hormuz. There is a global standard for professional maritime conduct, and together with our partners we remain committed to exemplifying these maritime customs, standards and norms, as professional mariners throughout the regional waterways, wherever international law allows. We continue to work closely with the Royal Navy, along with all our regional and global partners who share in our commitment to preserving and defending the free flow of commerce and the freedom of navigation. MORE

US, UK Conduct Mine Countermeasures Training in the Arabian Gulf June 25, 2019 — U.S. and United Kingdom naval forces conducted routine bilateral mine countermeasures training in the Arabian Gulf, June 10-20. MORE

USS Boxer ARG, 11th MEU Arrive in U.S. 5th Fleet June 24, 2019 — The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, June 23, relieving the Kearsarge ARG and 22nd MEU. MORE

U.S. Central Command Statement on June 13 Limpet Mine Attack in the Gulf of Oman June 14, 2019 — U.S. Naval Forces in the region received two separate distress calls at 6:12 a.m. local time from the motor tanker (M/T) Altair and a second one at 7 a.m. local time from the M/T Kokuka Courageous. MORE

Task Force 56 Holds Change of Command Ceremony June 10, 2019 — U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s expeditionary combat force, Task Force (TF) 56, held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 10. Capt. Stephen Jackson relieved Capt. Brad Andros as commander of TF 56 in a ceremony presided over by Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet. MORE

Commander, Naval Surface Squadron 5 Holds Change of Command June 6, 2019 — Commander Naval Surface Squadron (CNSS) 5 held a change of command ceremony June 6, 2019, on Naval Support Activity Bahrain. MORE

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