March 10, 2022

U.S. 5th Fleet Hosts Israeli Defense Chief at Bahrain Headquarters

Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, hosted Israel’s Chief of the General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kohavi during a visit to Bahrain, March 10.

March 2, 2022

U.S. Embassy Provides OMON Training Facility Improvements in the Value of $745,000

United States Ambassador John Mark Pommersheim and Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Major General of militia Rahmonzoda Saidnakhsh Hakim attended the handover ceremony of a $745,543 construction project for the OMON.

Feb. 25, 2022

NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Bahrain Supports International Maritime Exercise 2022

Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain, and its detachments in Oman and United Arab Emirates (UAE), provided contracting and logistics support to U.S., allied and partner maritime forces during U.S. Naval Forces Central Command’s (USNAVCENT) International Maritime Exercise 2022 (IMX22) from January 31 – February 17.

Feb. 24, 2022

Putting the “Serve” in Reserve

Intelligence Specialist 2nd Class Terry Adams puts the “serve” in “Reserve.” An undergraduate majoring in aeronautical science, he’s serving on mobilization orders for Combined Task Force 59 (TF 59), one of three units composed of mostly U.S. Navy Reserve Sailors operating in Bahrain, attached to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/U.S. 5th Fleet. The other two units are Coalition Task Force Sentinel (CTF Sentinel) and Navy Coordination and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS).

Feb. 18, 2022

USARCENT participates in exercise Protection Shield III

The third iteration of military exercise Protection Shield concluded Jan. 27 following nine days of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) survivability training between the United States and Saudi Arabia at the 5th Air Defense Group Base.

Feb. 18, 2022

Additional armored vehicle capability arrives in Northeast Syria

Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve demonstrated its continued commitment to the enduring defeat of Daesh with the recent addition of additional M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle capability in Northeast Syria.

Feb. 18, 2022

Large-Scale International Exercise in Middle East, Africa Concludes

Maritime partners from 60 nations and international organizations concluded the Middle East region’s largest maritime exercise Feb. 17 at a ceremony in Manama, Bahrain.

Feb. 17, 2022

RSAF, USAF conduct post-blast training exercise

Airmen from the 378th Air Expeditionary Wing trained alongside service members from the Royal Saudi Air Force in a post-blast training exercise, Feb. 10, 2022. Replicating the scenario of an improvised explosive device detonation, specialized units from the 378th AEW and the RSAF came together to execute their post-blast investigative responses.

Feb. 8, 2022

USS Jason Dunham Visits Egypt

Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) completed a three-day port visit to Berenice, Egypt, Feb. 7. Crewmembers visited Egypt’s newest naval base on the Red Sea, reflecting U.S. 5th Fleet’s strong relationship with the Egyptian Navy.

Feb. 8, 2022

McKenzie Says ISIS Leader Who Died During U.S. Raid Was 'Evil'

The ISIS leader who died during a U.S. Special Operations long-range helicopter raid on a mission to capture him in northwest Syria was "every bit as evil and committed to attacks on the United States and its partners as was his predecessor [Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi]," said Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command.