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  • 26 April 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) escorted by USS Normandy (CG 60), transited the Strait of Hormuz from its station in the Arabian Sea to the Arabian Gulf April 24, to rejoin other U.S. and coalition forces supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Theodore Roosevelt and Normandy had operated in the Arabian Sea since April 19 […]

  • 14 August 2015

    The Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) transited the Strait of Hormuz and entered the Arabian Gulf Aug. 6. The Strait of Hormuz is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, and freedom of navigation is critical for all vessel movement in and out of the U.S. 5th Fleet area of […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152), the Arabian Gulf security and cooperation branch of the Combined Maritime Forces, recently conducted Search and Rescue (SAR), Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), and First Aid training in the Gulf. The training consisted of both in port and at sea training. It was designed to enhance interoperability between Gulf […]

  • 16 June 2014

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Arabian Gulf, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.   The ship has completed its transit through the Strait of Hormuz, the admiral said in a statement. “Its presence in the Gulf adds to that of other […]

  • 26 April 2012
    Training & Education

      In an effort to combat against mining threats in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), personnel from Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS), Military Sealift Command and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) arrived for exercise Lucky Mariner 2012, April 15. Exercise Lucky Mariner 2012 is an annual U.S. Navy, coalition, […]

  • 19 August 2013

    The Royal Australian Navy ship HMAS Newcastle has completed a week-long maritime security patrol in the Arabian Gulf. Assigned to the multi-national Combined Task Force 152 (CTF 152), Newcastle patrolled the gulf looking for signs of terrorist activity and destabilising activity. Newcastle’s Boarding Parties conducted 23 maritime security boarding operations during the patrol, to collect ‘patterns of life’ intelligence […]

  • 9 July 2015

    French Navy’s two minehunters returned home after taking part in a joint naval exercise between the French and UAE Navy in the Arabian Gulf. Jumbo Maritime, a shipping company, transported the two 600t minehunters from Brest, France to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, at the beginning of 2015. And in June 2015, employing their MV […]

  • 13 May 2015

    A U.S. Navy F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211 crashed at 1:30 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, shortly after launching from the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) operating in the Arabian Gulf. The two personnel aboard the strike fighter ejected from the aircraft, survived the crash and were quickly recovered by […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The laser weapon system (LaWS) – a cutting-edge weapon that brings significant new capabilities to America’s Sailors and Marines – was for the first time successfully deployed and operated aboard a naval vessel in the Arabian Gulf. The operational demonstrations, which took place from September to November aboard USS Ponce (AFSB[I] 15), were historic not […]

  • 15 June 2014
    Training & Education

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to move from the North Arabian Sea into the Arabian Gulf.   The order will provide the Commander-in-Chief additional flexibility should military options be required to protect American lives, citizens and interests in Iraq. Bush will be accompanied by […]

  • 31 May 2013

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) provided local mariners with food, water and fuel during an approach and assist visit to a dhow (a sailing vessels usually lateen-rigged on two or three masts) in the Arabian Gulf, May 22. The dhow encountered bad weather, which pushed it further out to sea than intended. The boat […]

  • 17 December 2014

    The amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) anchors in the Arabian Gulf. Comstock is part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and, with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is deployed in support of maritime and theater security cooperation in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. [mappress mapid=”14749″]   Image: U.S. Navy […]

  • 7 April 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) will depart the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) after a very successful five months operating in the Central Arabian Gulf. Mitscher, commanded by Cmdr. Frank E. Brandon, deployed Sept. 22 as a ballistic missile defense ship in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts […]

  • 21 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the sea phase of this year’s International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) four U.S. Coast Guard cutters took to the sea, as well as personnel from the Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT), to participate in various operations focused on Mine Countermeasures (MCM) and Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the Arabian Gulf. 110 foot Patrol Boats Aquidneck, […]

  • 5 March 2012

      The Marine Link reports that US Navy and US Coast Guard rescued a dhow in the Arabian Gulf. USS Firebolt (PC 10) and USCGC Maui (WPB 1304) conducted a search and rescue mission for survivors of a capsized Iranian cargo dhow during which the USS Firebolt spotted and rescued a survivor from the cargo […]

  • 4 September 2015

    The Royal Saudi Naval Forces have handed over command of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 to Kuwait. The ceremony, held in Bahrain, saw Captain Suliman Al-Enazi transfer command to Colonel Mohammad Aleid, Kuwait Naval Force. The change of command ceremony was overseen by Vice Admiral John W Miller, Commander Combined […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Warships from Gulf Coopertion Council (GCC) countries, crews and command staffs of Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 honed their skills during the multinational exercise Falcon Warrior. Participants carried out a variety of coordinated ship manoeuvers and boarding exercises in the Persian Gulf. Comprising ships from across the navies of the Gulf Cooperation Council nations, CTF152 […]

  • 6 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group (Ike CSG) entered the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations on December 4 following a Suez Canal transit. Aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) was accompanied by guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) and guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56), after five months of […]

  • 2 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    U.S. Navy and Marine Corps forces in the North Arabian Gulf are conducting a search and rescue operation for a missing aircrew member who went into the water at 2:10 p.m. (GMT), yesterday, when the aircraft the member was aboard lost power on takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Two air crewmen bailed out […]

  • 18 April 2013
    Training & Education

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) will return to San Diego from a ballistic missile defense deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean and U.S. Central Command Areas of Responsibility (AOR) April 19. While operating in the Arabian Gulf, the ship’s boarding team conducted 88 “approach-and-visit” operations that helped strengthen U.S. Navy […]

  • 12 September 2018

    The Royal Saudi Navy (RSN) has handed over command of Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) Combined Task Force 152 (CTF152) to the Kuwait Coast Guard (KCG). The change of command ceremony took place at the CMF Headquarters in Bahrain on September 12. As explained, this is the first time a CTF is under the command of […]

  • 19 June 2015

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) successfully recovered a Sailor who fell overboard while the ship was conducting operations in the Arabian Gulf, June 18. The Sailor is in stable condition. At approximately 9:22 p.m., the Sailor was observed going overboard by another crew member. USS Theodore Roosevelt immediately conducted an all hands […]

  • 1 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Secretary of Defense ordered the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Aug. 30, to remain in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) until the beginning of October.   This represents a 21 day extension to the ARG/MEU’s deployment schedule. Bataan ARG includes USS Bataan (LHD 5), […]

  • 4 August 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s coastal patrol ship USS Monsoon tested the capabilities of one of the ships newest assets, the RQ-20A Puma AE (all environment) during a Griffin missile system test that took place in the Arabian Gulf between July 19-25. The Navy says that the small unmanned aircraft system is easily assembled and can be utilized […]

  • 6 July 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Training & Education

    US Navy’s coastal patrol ship USS Firebolt (PC 10) fires a Griffin missile during a test and proficiency fire in the Arabian Gulf. The test was conducted on June 28. Firebolt, assigned to Commander, Task Force (CTF) 55, is supporting maritime security operations and theatre security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. […]

  • 19 June 2015

    An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Sea Knights of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 retrieves cargo on the flight deck of the Military Sealift Command combat support ship USNS Arctic (T-AOE 8) during a vertical replenishment with the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The operation was conducted in the Arabian […]

  • 22 June 2014
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Defense Secretary Orders Vessel to Arabian Gulf Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde into the Arabian Gulf, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. F-100 Frigates Engage in Exercises off Galician Coast The F-100 frigates ‘Álvaro de Bazán’, ‘Almirante Juan de Borbón’, ‘Blas de Lezo’ […]

  • 17 August 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Australian Navy’s HMAS Newcastle has started her fourth and final patrol as part of Operation MANITOU with a new focus to provide theatre security cooperation support in the Arabian Gulf. Operating as part of one of the three task forces operated by Combined Maritime Forces in the Middle East region her role has focussed on […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), escorted by the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy (CG 60), transited the Strait of Hormuz from its station in the Arabian Gulf to the Arabian Sea, April 19. Theodore Roosevelt and Normandy have joined other U.S. forces conducting maritime security operations in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, […]