Archive: May, 2018

May 10, 2018

U.S. 5th Fleet: Ready to Support and Respond

USS Monterey (CG 61), USS Laboon (DDG 58) and USS Higgins (DDG 76) played a critical role from the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations in the April 13 Tomahawk land attack missiles (TLAM) strikes into Syria. The three ships launched a total of 60 TLAMs to significantly impact the Syrian regime's ability to develop, deploy and use chemical weapons in the future.

May 9, 2018

Mattis Says U.S., Allies Must Deal With Range of Iranian Malign Activities

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee that the United States will continue to work with other nations to address the range of Iranian malign influences.

May 8, 2018

Coalition, Partner Forces Look to Deal Final Blow to ISIS in Syria

Following an increase in coalition strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the Syrian Democratic Forces resumed offensive operations to clear the final ISIS-held territory in eastern Syria, a deputy commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said.

May 7, 2018

U.S. 5th Fleet Holds Change of Command Ceremony

MANAMA, Bahrain -- Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/ U.S. 5th Fleet (C5F)/Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Support Activity Bahrain, May 6. Vice Adm. Scott A. Stearney relieved Vice Adm. John C. Aquilino, who served as commander of NAVCENT/C5F/CMF since September 2017.