Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet Story Archive

Command Early and Command Often in Bahrain  (7 January 2019)
Surely every junior Surface Warfare Officer (SWO) has heard the phrase "command early and command often," heavily sprinkled among the advice given to them from senior SWOs.
USS Chung-Hoon Conducts Second Drug Bust in a Month  (29 January 2019)
USS Chung-Hoon (DDG 93) visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team seizes 4,700 kilograms of hashish while conducting a flag verification boarding.
NAVCENT Team Completes IMX 19 Main Planning Conference  (13 February 2019)
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) completed the International Maritime Exercise (IMX) 19 Main Planning Conference (MPC) on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 13.
Dextrous Holds Change of Command  (21 February 2019)
With its railings dressed and signal flags proudly displayed, Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Dextrous (MCM 13) hosted a change of command ceremony on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Feb. 21.
USS Gladiator Holds Traditional Baptism  (27 February 2019)
Continuing one of the Navy's oldest traditions, the Avenger-class minesweeper USS Gladiator (MCM 11) held a baptism on its foc'sle, Feb. 24.
Ship's Captains Gather  (4 March 2019)
U.S. 5th Fleet hosted a breakfast for the commanding officers of U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships forward-deployed to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain, Feb. 20.
CMF Commander hosts Semi-Annual Maritime Security Conference in Bahrain  (12 March 2019)
More than 150 multi-national military leaders representing 33 partner nations were onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain to attend the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) annual Maritime Security Conference, March 7.
Lucky Mariner 19 Concludes  (18 March 2019)
U.S. 5th Fleet's Task Force 55 and representatives from the commercial shipping industry completed exercise Lucky Mariner 19, March 15.
Under Secretary of the Navy visits Bahrain  (21 March 2019)
Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly arrived in Bahrain for a three-day engagement with U.S. and local officials and military leadership to discuss pertinent issues related to the region March 17-19.
NSA Bahrain's Waterfront Awarded Battle "E"s   (1 April 2019)
Three ships forward-deployed to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain's waterfront were named recipients of the 2018 Battle Effectiveness (Battle "E") Award, March 4, 2019.
Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Hosts Combined Force Maritime Component Commanders Course   (1 April 2019)
The U.S. Naval Forces Central commander hosted a week-long commanders course for multi-national senior military and civilian leaders onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, March 10 - 14.
France, UK and U.S. Navies Complete Artemis Trident 19  (18 April 2019)
France's Marine Nationale, the United Kingdom's Royal Navy and the U.S. Navy completed the U.S. 5th Fleet mine countermeasures exercise Artemis Trident in the Arabian Gulf.
NSA Bahrain Honors Fallen Firebolt Shipmates   (24 April 2019)
Naval Support Activity Bahrain service members gathered for the annual Firebolt Memorial ceremony and 5K run April 24.
USS Gonzalez Visits Salalah, Oman  (20 May 2019)
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66) departed Salalah, Oman after a port visit May 7.
Task Force 56 Holds Change of Command Ceremony  (10 June 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.

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