Nov. 23, 2022

U.S. Launches New Unmanned & AI Systems Integration Event

U.S. 5th Fleet began a three-week unmanned and artificial intelligence integration event in Bahrain, Nov. 23, that will involve employing new platforms in the region for the first time.

Nov. 22, 2022

U.S. Navy Analysis Confirms Iranian Link to Drone Attack

A U.S. Navy lab in Bahrain has confirmed Iran’s connection to a Nov. 15 aerial drone attack on a Liberian-flagged commercial tanker transiting international waters in the Middle East.

Nov. 21, 2022

Israeli National Security Advisor Visits U.S. 5th Fleet in Bahrain

An Israeli delegation led by Israel’s National Security Advisor Dr. Eyal Hulata visited U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, Nov. 20, to learn about ongoing efforts to strengthen regional maritime partnerships and integrate new technologies.

Nov. 17, 2022

77th “Gamblers Double Down”- demonstrate Shaw’s AFFORGEN capabilities

In line with the new Air Force Force Generation, or AFFORGEN model, the 20th Fighter Wing has accelerated its force generation approach, sustained readiness and delivered three major aviation deployments in calendar year 2022. Including back-to-back deployments to Prince Sultan Air Base, the 77th “Gamblers” and 79th “Tigers”, have demonstrated Team Shaw’s capability to supply sustainable force offerings of Airmen and airpower to the Joint Force.

Nov. 15, 2022

U.S. Naval Forces Intercept Explosive Material Bound for Yemen

On Nov. 8, U.S. 5th Fleet intercepted a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman smuggling lethal aid, including a large quantity of explosive material, from Iran to Yemen.

Nov. 9, 2022

International Naval Coalition Hosts Stakeholders Conference in Bahrain

A U.S.-led multinational maritime coalition held a biannual stakeholders conference in Bahrain, Nov. 8, during the week of its third anniversary celebration.

Nov. 8, 2022

U.S., UK and Saudi Arabia Complete Naval Exercise in Arabian Gulf

Naval forces from the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia completed a weeklong maritime exercise called Nautical Defender in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 7.

Oct. 27, 2022

Passing the Sniff Test - Military Working Dogs keep ADAB secure

The 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron continues to “Hold the Line” at Al Dhafra Air Force Base, United Arab Emirates. In order to achieve that, consistent training, vigilance and teamwork are required to ensure nothing slips by undetected. Although the Defenders of ADAB are trained, equipped and ready to handle whatever threats may come their way, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help from a friend — especially one that walks on four legs. 

Oct. 27, 2022

Bahrain Leads Unmanned Exercise for Multinational Task Force

A multinational naval task force led by Bahrain conducted a one-day training drill in the Arabian Gulf, Oct. 26, featuring the use of unmanned systems and artificial intelligence alongside seven crewed ships.

Oct. 27, 2022

U.S. Navy Rescues Mariners from Burning Vessel in Gulf of Aden

Personnel from two U.S. Navy ships rescued three civilian mariners Oct. 26 in the Gulf of Aden after their small motorboat caught fire while transiting international waters.