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Commander, Naval ForcesThe area of responsibility encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, Red Sea, and the Arabian Sea. This expanse includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.
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Marines Aboard Boxer Complete Basic Life Saver Training
ARABIAN SEA — Would you know what to do if the person standing next to you took a bullet through the chest? That’s just the kind of scenario Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) are preparing for.
CNO/MCPON Visit USS Boxer
USS BOXER, At Sea - Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) received an early Thanksgiving greeting when the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visited the crew in the Arabian Gulf.
Boxer CPO 365 Program Shines Future Brass
ARABIAN SEA - The Chief Petty Officer (CPO) 365 program, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), is helping first class petty officers (FCPO) prepare for the next step in their careers to trade their crows for anchors.
Sailors Sharpen Skills Before Sunrise
ARABIAN SEA - An hour before the Boatswain’s Mate of the watch sounds his pipe signaling for all hands to rise for the day, a handful of Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) are already awake sitting in the ships classroom, ready to learn.
USS New Orleans Visits Bahrain
MANAMA, Bahrain - Sailors and Marines aboard USS New Orleans (LPD 18) took part in liberty, community service projects, and received pre-holiday encouragement from visiting leadership during a port visit in Bahrain.
Boxer earns Silver ESWS Excellence Pennant
ARABIAN SEA – The amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) earned the Silver Enlisted Surface Warfare Excellence Pennant, Oct. 21, as Sailors continue working toward their Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist (ESWS) pin.
Boxer Sailors give back through CFC donations
USS Boxer, At Sea – Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) 2013 began its annual drive giving Sailors and Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4) the option to make contributions to a variety of charitable organizations.
Boxer’s Medical adds Psych Program to Team
USS BOXER, At Sea - USS Boxer’s medical department is literally a floating hospital, capable of handling most surgeries. The clinic has a radiology department with three X-ray technicians. It also has a blood bank, pharmacy, two laboratories, and more than 300 beds to hold patients.
Boxer’s 2M Program Ranks Number One
ARABIAN SEA - The Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (SURFPAC) recognized the Micro Miniature (2M) Repair division, aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), for being the top performer during the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, saving the Navy $129,065.
CPR-1 Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
USS BOXER , At Sea - Amphibious Squadron One's (CPR-1) diversity team presented a Hispanic Heritage month celebration aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), highlighting the contributions of Hispanics throughout the world and the Navy.
Boxer's SAR Swimmers Conduct Rescue Drill
USS BOXER, At Sea – Search and rescue (SAR) swimmers aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4), trained in the choppy waters of the Arabian Sea during a rescue drill.
Boxer ARG Arrives in US 5th Fleet
ARABIAN SEA - The Boxer Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and embarked 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
William P. Lawrence Remembers Fallen Pilots
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Sailors aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) gathered for a remembrance ceremony to honor the lives of two fallen pilots killed in a helicopter accident.
Three Recovered After Red Sea Helo Crash
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN - An MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 6 crashed in the central Red Sea while operating with the guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110).
USS Higgins Mentors Guam Students
AGAT, Guam - Forward-deployed Sailors from the destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) volunteered their time to talk with and mentor Guam public school students at Oceanview Middle School in Agat, Guam.
Boxer's Flying Squad Heats Up
“Call it in!” yelled Damage Controlman 2nd Class Angie A. Grimes, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Boxer (LHD 4).
5th Fleet Leadership Visit Nimitz, William P. Lawrence
USS NIMITZ, At Sea - Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces, Vice Adm. John W. Miller visited the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) to tour the ship and hold an all-hands call with Sailors.
VCNO Visits USS Higgins
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) held an all-hands call with Sailors stationed aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76).
VCNO Visits U.S. 5th Fleet Sailors
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY BAHRAIN - Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO) and Fleet Master Chief for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education visited the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR).
MCMRON 5/CTF 52 Changes Leadership
NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain – Commander, Mine Countermeasures Squadron (MCMRON) 5, Task Force (CTF) 52, held a change of command ceremony on board RFA Cardigan Bay (L3009).
USS Stockdale participates in Eager Lion 2013
AQABA, Jordan – The visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team from guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) participated in exercise Eager Lion 2013 with VBSS members from the Royal Jordanian Navy.
Nimitz Strike Group Enters 5th Fleet
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) with embarked Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 11, Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 11 and Destroyer Squadron 23, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59) entered the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations.
Higgins Celebrates Change of Command
MANAMA, Bahrain – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) held a change-of-command ceremony in port Bahrain, May 28. Cmdr. Nicole Shue relieved Cmdr. Andrew Carlson as commanding officer.
Higgins Conducts Anti-Terrorism Drills
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) Sailors completed a series of anti-terrorism force protection drills in the Arabian Gulf.
IMCMEX 13 Military Exercise Concludes
MANAMA, Bahrain - International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX 13) concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Central Command after two weeks of seminars and training operations in a wide spectrum of defensive operations designed to protect international commerce and trade.
Stockdale Holds Change of Command at Sea
USS STOCKDALE, At Sea - Cmdr. Bo Johns relieved Cmdr. Lex Walker as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) during a change of command ceremony at sea.
USS William P. Lawrence Departs Jebel Ali
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates - The guided-missile destroyer USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) departed Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates after a scheduled port visit.
Stockdale Pulls Into Jebel Ali
JEBEL ALI, United Arab Emirates– Guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) arrived in Jebel Ali for a port visit, April 9. While in Jebel Ali, Stockdale Sailors spent time on liberty in the nearby city of Dubai.
Stockdale VBSS And Coast Guard AIT Team Up To Fight Piracy
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY - Members from U.S. Coast Guard Advanced Interdiction Team 2 embarked the guided-missile destroyer USS Stockdale (DDG 106) recently to train the ship’s visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team and to conduct law enforcement operations.
USS Higgins Participates in Multi-Force Exercise
AT SEA - Guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins (DDG 76) participated in a joint air and surface exercise with Destroyer Squadron 50, USS Green Bay (LPD-20), USS Whirlwind (PC-11), USS Sirocco (PC-6), USS Chinook (PC-9) and several United States air assets.
USS Mobile Bay Auctions Sailors for NMCRS
USS MOBILE BAY, At Sea - Chief petty officers and junior officers aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Mobile Bay (CG 53) volunteered to be auctioned off for four hours of work, with all proceeds going to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS).
Peleliu Departs Dubai
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu (LHA 5) departed from its four-day port visit to Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates.
Stennis Strike Group Departs U.S. 5th Fleet AOR
USS JOHN C. STENNIS, At Sea - The John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group (JCSCSG) departed the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) after spending more than five months operating with and supporting U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT).
CPR-3 Plays Vital Role Aboard Peleliu ARG
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY – Located on the 06 level of the island and, nestled among other important command and control spaces, lie the Joint Operations Center (JOC) and Tactical Air Control Center (TACC).