Secretary of Defense visits NSA Bahrain
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (Oct. 28, 2020) Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, walks with Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper during a visit to the NAVCENT headquarters on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 28 . NAVCENT is the U.S. Navy element of U.S. Central Command in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations and encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jordan Crouch)

Photo by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan C |  VIRIN: 201028-N-IO414-1020B.JPG