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181121-N-VP310-1099.JPG Photo By: Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Richard Hoffner

Dec 5, 2018
MANAMA, Bahrain - MANAMA, Bahrain (Dec. 4, 2018) Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran congratulates Sailors assigned to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet during a frocking ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. 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. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Richard Hoffner/Released)


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