Archive: February, 2023

Feb. 28, 2023

U.S. Navy Ship Supports UAE Pilot Training in Arabian Gulf

A U.S. Navy ship served as a training platform for helicopter pilots from the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, Feb. 22-24.

Feb. 27, 2023

U.S. Navy, 50 Partners Start International Maritime Exercise 2023

MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) commenced the Middle East region’s largest maritime exercise, Feb. 26.

Feb. 26, 2023

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Interdicts Illegal Drugs Shipment in Arabian Sea

A U.S. Coast Guard ship seized illegal drugs worth $20 million in U.S. street value from a fishing vessel with four mariners transiting international waters in the Arabian Sea, Feb. 25.

Feb. 23, 2023

U.S., Bahrain Establish Working Group to Operationalize Unmanned Fleet

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) established a working group for operationalizing unmanned systems with the Kingdom of Bahrain, Feb. 23.

Feb. 21, 2023

Exercise Intrepid Maven 23.2 Begins in Israel

Approximately 200 Marines and Sailors, alongside partnering infantry and artillery elements of the Israeli Defense Force, are participating in Exercise Intrepid Maven 23.2, set to occur at various locations within Israel from 19 February to 1 March, 2023. Exercise Intrepid Maven is a U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command conceptualized and implemented exercise series designed in late 2021, with the first iteration having occurred in Jordan in March 2022. The series, to include IM 23.2, is designed to strengthen partnerships, produce training opportunities, contribute to interoperability and improve conditions for regional security.

Feb. 14, 2023

USTRANSCOM command team witnesses AASAB mobility efforts in action

U.S. Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, and U.S. Navy Fleet Master Chief Donald Myrick, command senior enlisted leader for USTRANSCOM, made a stop at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, Feb. 10, 2023, to see the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing actively support the USTRANSCOM mission of conducting globally integrated mobility operations.

Feb. 8, 2023

U.S. Transportation Command’s Top Leader Visits U.S. 5th Fleet

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) hosted the top leader of U.S. Transportation Command at U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters in Bahrain, Feb. 7, during a trip to the Middle East.

Feb. 2, 2023

U.S. Hosts Lebanese Navy for Vessel Boarding Course in Bahrain

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) concluded a five-day vessel boarding course for the Lebanese Navy on Feb. 2 at the U.S. Navy base in Bahrain.