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Strike forces: Plans & conducts strike operations. Commanded by a Carrier Strike Group Commander.

Nimitz-class Aircraft Carrier


 Ticonderoga-class Cruiser


 Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer


Logistics: Provides logistics support to the Fleet, including underway replenishment by Military Sealift Command-operated ships.

Fast Combat Support Ship


Dry Cargo/Ammunition Ship


Fleet Replenishment Oiler


Expeditionary Combat Forces: Controls Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Naval Coastal Warfare, SeaBees, Expeditionary Logistics SupportForces and Riverine Forces.

Explosive Ordnance Disposal


Marine Mammals


Inshore Boat Units


Mobile Construction Battalion


Riverine Forces


Individual Augmentee


Contingency Response: Contingency Response, Humanitarian Assistance, Disaster Relief: Command and control of amphibious forces in the region, for response, assistance and relief.

 Wasp-class LHD


 Tarawa-class LHA


 Harpers Ferry-class LSD


 Whidbey Island-class LSD


 AV-8B Harrier II


 CH-53D/E Sea Stallion


 V-22A Osprey


 AH-1W Super Cobra


Submarine Forces: Commands operation of U.S. submarine forces (SSN/SSGN) and coordinates theatre-wide Anti-Submarine Warfare matters.


  Ohio-Class Guided-Missile Submarine

TF Shore Battlespace

Shore Battlespace: Coordinates all facility and security support for shore installations in the AOR.


Mine Warfare: Provides command & control of all mine warfare assets in the region.

 Avenger-Class MCM

 MH-53E Sea Dragon

Other assets such as Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams and Unmanned Underwater Vehicle teams also contribute to the success of the Mine Warfare mission.


Surface Forces: Controls surface forces such as U.S. Navy patrol craft, U.S. Navy littoral combat ships and independently deploying ships.

 Ticonderoga-class Cruiser

 Arleigh Burke-Class Destroyer

Freedom-class LCS



Maritime Patrol Forces: Maritime surveillance and reconnaissance operations region wide.

EP-3E Aries II, Multi-Intelligence reconnaissance Aircraft

P-8A Poseidon, MMA Aircraft

MQ-4C Triton, ISR UAV

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Unmanned Systems & A.I.: To integrate unmanned systems and artificial intelligence with maritime operations in the 5th Fleet area of operations.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Unmanned Surface Vehicles

Unmanned Underwater Vehicles