IMX 19 Concludes in U.S. 5th Fleet Area of Operations
Vice Adm. Jim Malloy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces delivers closing remarks during a conference for the conclusion of International Maritime Exercise 2019 (IMX 19). IMX 19 is a multinational engagement involving partners and allies from around the world designed to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experiences across the full spectrum of defensive maritime operations. IMX 19 serves to demonstrate the global resolve in maintaining regional security and stability, freedom of navigation and the free flow of commerce from the Suez Canal south to the Bab el-Mandeb Strait through the Strait of Hormuz to the Northern Arabian Gulf.