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Handing Over Reins in Bahrain

first_img View post tag: News by topic Handing Over Reins in Bahrain View post tag: Navy September 30, 2013 After two years at the helm of the UK Maritime Component Command in Bahrain, Commodore Simon Ancona is handing over his responsibilities and moving into a new role.At the US Naval Headquarters in Bahrain, Cdre Ancona thanked his staff for the “superb job” they did before handing over his responsibilities as the UK Maritime Component Commander and Deputy Commander Combined Maritime Forces to Commodore Keith Blount.Cdre Ancona will shortly join the Ministry of Defence in the rank of Rear Admiral.Royal Navy warships have maintained a constant presence in the Persian Gulf since September 1980 and in recent years have played a significant role as part of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF), a Bahrain-based multi-national naval force drawn from 29 nations with missions including counter-piracy, counter-terrorism and the maintenance of security in and around the Persian Gulf.Regarding his Royal Navy responsibilities in the 2.5 million square mile Joint Operating Area, which encompasses the majority of the Middle East, Cdre Ancona said:“There is no doubting the importance and relevance of the work being done by the Royal Navy in the region.“It is impossible to name another area of the globe that has such a direct effect on UK security and prosperity.“The men and women who deploy here do a superb job in often very difficult circumstances and it has been a pleasure and honour to play my part.”With regard to his Combined Maritime Forces responsibilities, he added:“The CMF is a remarkable organisation – perhaps the largest maritime cooperative that has ever existed – it continues to marshal forces from across its 29 nation membership to contribute to security and stability in a region of global importance.“I have been privileged to have been a part of it.”The UK has had strong defence links with the Persian Gulf region for many years. Enhancing these links even further through military relationships is at the core of the UKMCC responsibilities.The Gulf States are a source of economic and political influence and the UK, through the enduring RN presence continues its engagement with them to address a range of international issues.[mappress]Press Release, September 30, 2013; Image: Royal Navy Share this article View post tag: over View post tag: Defensecenter_img View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today Handing Over Reins in Bahrain View post tag: Reins View post tag: Defence Authorities View post tag: Handinglast_img read more

Garnar: County has 68,000 masks to distribute

first_imgDespite this, Garnar says the PPE donation center at the old Macy’s building in Oakdale Mall. The center is open from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Garnar says the state and federal governments have supplied Broome County with 68,000 masks. 68,000 masks (WBNG) — Broome County Executive Jason Garnar announced the county has thousands of masks to be distributed. The masks are not ready to be distributed, says Garnar, but the county will draft a plan for distribution by “the end of the week.” For a map detailing where coronavirus cases are located, click here. Garnar also thanked Bates Troy Laundry and Cleaning Services along with Resciniti Dry Cleaning, for dry cleaning every homemade mask donated at no cost. Broome County April 22 coronavirus update 12 people have died from it and 86 have recovered. In total, 241 cases of the virus have been reported. Coronavirus numbers Garnar announced there are 143 active cases of COVID-19 in Broome County. last_img read more