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  • 3 December 2018
    Authorities

    US Navy Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney, US Naval Forces Central Command / US 5th Fleet commander, was found in his Bahrain residence, the US Navy has informed. In a statement on Saturday, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson said that Vice Adm. Scott Stearney, was found deceased on Saturday. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the Bahraini […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Authorities, Training & Education

    US 5th Fleet’s Task Force 55 and commercial shipping industry representatives joined forces recently to complete exercise Lucky Mariner 19. The annual exercise concluded March 15 and was led by the task force’s Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) detachment designed to exercise command and control and provide standardized direction during contingency and crisis […]

  • 20 September 2017
    Authorities

    Command of the US 5th Fleet naval forces changed hands in a September 19 ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. Vice Adm. John C. Aquilino relieved Vice Adm. Kevin M. Donegan as commander of naval forces in the central command area of responsibility. Donegan has served as the NAVCENT/C5F/CMF (Combined Maritime Forces) commander since assuming […]

  • 10 September 2015
    Authorities

    The US Navy’s top personnel officer is visiting Sailors this week assigned to Bahrain as well as those units deployed to the Navy’s U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the Middle East. So far, Moran has met with Sailors assigned to the U.S. 5th Fleet’s headquarters, as well as those stationed aboard the amphibious […]

  • 20 November 2015
    Authorities

    The United States Naval Aviation rejoined the fight against ISIL November 19 when AV-8B Harriers launched from the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3). The Harriers from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM)162 conducted their first missions over Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR). USS Essex supported the last Naval Aviation OIR missions […]

  • 1 December 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with embarked marines departed the 7th Fleet area of operations after concluding several port visits and exchanges with partner militaries on November 30. By doing so, the Makin Island ARG is joining the Wasp ARG and the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower carrier strike group which recently […]

  • 25 May 2012
    Authorities

    Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65), May 24. Vice Adm. John Miller relieved Vice Adm. Mark Fox as commander of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF. As the guest speaker, U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, commander, U.S. Central Command, addressed […]

  • 1 December 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    After transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, U.S. Navy’s Guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) entered the Mediterranean Sea on November 29. Bulkeley and ships and aircraft from the Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8, including the flagship USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) with embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 28, […]

  • 18 March 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy mine countermeasures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) experienced a fire aboard while it was pierside at Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain on March 14. The navy said there were no personnel injuries, adding that the extent of the damage is being assessed. Sailors aboard Devastator, USS Sentry (MCM 3), USS Gladiator (MCM 11), […]

  • 28 March 2013

    The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), March 26, after spending more than five months operating with and supporting U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT). The JCSCSG returned to the 5th Fleet AOR in late October after departing in January 2012, after spending five months […]

  • 12 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The U.S. Navy’s amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24) completed its first transit of the Suez Canal and entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations, Nov. 9. The San Antonio-class ship completed the transit after conducting operations in the Mediterranean Sea and will rejoin the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (KSGARG) to continue […]

  • 1 August 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) and Fleet Master Chief for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education visited the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR), July 28-30. During Adm. Mark Ferguson’s and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo’s three-day tour, they visited Sailors aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68), USS Higgins (DDG 76), USS Squall (PC 7), […]

  • 26 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), June 21. While deployed to the region, the Essex ARG and 15th MEU will conduct maritime security operations, participate in theater security cooperation efforts and provide ready forces that help maintain conditions […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG 57) departed Naval Station Norfolk for deployment to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).   Led by Cmdr. Frank Brandon, commanding officer, Mitscher will conduct maritime security operations and ballistic missile defense as well as continue to strengthen coalition partnerships. Before deploying, Mitscher participated in […]

  • 16 October 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group wrapped up operations in the Western Pacific and reported for duty in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility Oct. 15. The strike group consists of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 and Destroyer Squadron 1, along with […]

  • 23 June 2015
    Authorities

    The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWOARG), with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), departed U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), June 21. The ARG entered U.S. 6th Fleet AOO upon completion of a Suez Canal transit and the 4,000 U.S. Sailors and Marines assigned to the ARG and 24th MEU will serve in […]

  • 18 July 2012
    Training & Education

    The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (IKE CSG) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) on July 17. The mission of the IKE CSG is to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the AOO. Prior to arrival in theater, the IKE CSG successfully completed a robust training cycle, where […]

  • 12 January 2015

    The Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group (IWO ARG) with embarked 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal Jan. 10, 2015 entering the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). While deployed to the region, Iwo Jima will conduct maritime security operations and participate in theater security cooperation exercises that help maintain conditions for […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    A French Navy amphibious task group got underway from the Toulon naval base on Wednesday, November 21, for a deployment to the Mediterranean Sea and Indian Ocean. Composed of Mistral-class amphibious assault ship LHD FS Tonnerre and the Horizon-class air defense destroyer FS Chevalier Paul, the task group will also be spending time in the US […]

  • 19 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Sailors from the U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Russel and U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Monomoy worked with an Iraqi Navy Swift Boat (P-310) to conduct a surface warfare exercise in the Arabian Gulf, February 14-15. The exercise provided a surface warfare experience by exchanging subject matter experts (SME) and conducting live-fire exercises in a tactical environment. […]

  • 1 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Essex Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) Nov. 1. While on station in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, the ARG and MEU supported theater security cooperation efforts and provided a forward naval presence with crisis response, humanitarian assistance and […]

  • 1 November 2012

    The Peleliu Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations, Oct. 30. While in the U.S. 5th Fleet, the ARG will support current missions, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. Commanded by Capt. Mark Sakaguchi, commander, Amphibious Squadron 3, the ARG […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 April 2015
    Authorities

    The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group (TRCSG) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO) following a routine transit of the Suez Canal, April 6. While in the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, TRCSG will provide a range of flexible and adaptable capabilities in order to conduct theater security cooperation efforts, maritime security operations […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The guided-missile destroyer USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), March 22. Paul Hamilton is an independent ballistic missile defense (BMD) ship that will be involved in a variety of operations in U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility (AOR). Cmdr. John Barsano, commanding officer, Paul Hamilton, […]

  • 12 June 2013

    The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations June 9. Speaking about the Sailors and Marines of the strike group Rear Adm. Michael […]

  • 29 October 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group (GHWB CSG) transited through the Suez Canal marking the end of more than seven months of Maritime Security Operations (MSO) in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Oct. 27. Commanded by Rear Adm. DeWolfe Miller, GHWB CSG comprises aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), Carrier […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Training & Education

    The Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group (CSG) arrived for a routine deployment in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO), Jan. 19. Abraham Lincoln conducted work-ups for months to train, man and equip the CSG prior to it deploying to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOO, to support maritime security operations, counter-piracy operations, theater security […]

  • 14 March 2014
    Training & Education

    The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG) with embarked 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) transited the Suez Canal March 13, entering U.S. 5th Fleet’s area of operations.   While deployed to the region, Bataan will conduct maritime security operations and participate in theater security cooperation exercises that help maintain conditions for security and promote regional stability. […]