May 24, 2023

Ground crews amp up air power for rapid mobility

Aerospace ground equipment (AGE) is one of the first building blocks making up the pyramid aimed at the air domain and the 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron (EMXS) Airmen at Al Udeid Air Base (AUAB), Qatar, form this essential building block for Central Command’s area of responsibility (AOR).

May 24, 2023

French Warship Seizes $108 Million in Drugs during Indian Ocean Seizures

A French warship operating in support of Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 conducted four illegal drug seizures between April 19 and May 18 worth a total estimated U.S. street value of $108 million from fishing vessels transiting international waters in the Indian Ocean.

May 22, 2023

U.S.-Led Multinational Partnership Launches New Task Force for Maritime Security Training in Middle East

The U.S.-led multinational partnership, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), established a new task force May 22 that will train partner navies and improve operational capabilities to enhance maritime security in the Middle East.

May 21, 2023

Ships Supporting Two Multinational Anti-Piracy Task Forces Train Together in Gulf of Aden

Ships from the South Korean and Italian navies sailed together and conducted combined training in the Gulf of Aden, May 17, while operating under two multinational maritime partnerships, Combined Maritime Forces and European Union Naval Forces.

May 14, 2023

Readout for Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Vice Adm. Brad Cooper's Video Call with Joint Commander of the French Forces Deployed in the Indian Ocean Vice Adm. Emmanuel Slaars

Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, spoke with Joint Commander of the French Forces Deployed in the Indian Ocean (ALINDIEN) Vice Adm. Emmanuel Slaars during a video call, May 13.

May 12, 2023

U.S. to Increase International Coordination, Presence in Strait of Hormuz

U.S. 5th Fleet is working with regional allies and partners to increase the rotation of ships and aircraft patrolling in and around the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s recent unlawful merchant vessel seizures.

May 11, 2023

U.S., Israel Complete Unmanned Naval Exercise in Gulf of Aqaba

Forces from U.S. 5th Fleet completed a four-day exercise with Israel in the Gulf of Aqaba, May 11, that focused on unmanned systems and artificial intelligence integration into maritime operations.

May 11, 2023

U.S. Navy Completes Participation in Oman-led Naval Exercise

U.S. naval forces completed participation in a weeklong Oman-led naval exercise in and off the coast of Oman, May 11, with forces from France and the United Kingdom.

May 10, 2023

U.S. Seizes $80 Million Heroin Shipment in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Coast Guard fast response cutter seized $80 million worth of heroin from a fishing vessel transiting the Gulf of Oman, May 10, during the ship’s second drug bust this week.

May 8, 2023

CENTCOM’s Command Surgeon hosts 2023 MSCE

U. S. Central Command (CENTCOM) hosted a Medical Security Cooperation Exchange (MSCE) 30 April - 4 May 2023. The event brought together healthcare leaders from the U. S. and its regional partners over five days to share best practices and strengthen relationships. This event’s theme was “Partnership and Innovation to Enhance Military Medicine.”