NAVCENT, U.S. Fifth Fleet, CMF Change of Command
210505-N-KC128-0057 NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN (May 5, 2021) Sailors stand at attention during a change of command ceremony for U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) onboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 5. Vice Adm. Sam Paparo was relieved by Vice Adm. Brad Cooper. 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.

Photo by: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton |  VIRIN: 210505-N-KC128-0057.JPG