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Bahrain Moms

If you have a son or daughter in Bahrain or going to Bahrain heres the group for you!!!!!!

Members: 371
Latest Activity: yesterday


Life in Bahrain
I have many moms asking me, hows life in Bahrain? So I thought I would put a few things together, post it and update, make corrections as I remember something. Well aside from the very hot sun, nice beaches,museums,malls on and off base,the sand storms , which reak havoc on the weapons some carry :). Here are a few thing that might help.

New Arrivals
1. 2 or 3 weeks of training and classes to learn Bahrain customs,laws and the Navys do's & don't's
2. Not allowed off base til the training is complete.
3. No family housing. Non military persons were removed after 9/11. ("09" spouses allowed back )
4. Lower rank personal(I'll check the rank) must live on base in barricks. Others live off base in rental units.

Duty
1. Shifts are 12 hours long.
2. No uniforms are to be worn off base at any time only civ's (civilian cloths)
3. Unlike the States, there week is Sunday - Thursday weekend is Friday and Saturday.

Misc.
1.They buy cell phones on base at the mall or Nex. They can call you for about 10 cents and send texts for 10 cent per text. (Tho in Bahrain they go by BD'S Bahrain Dollars).
NOTE: They CAN NOT text to some cell phone services. The ones I know are Nextel,Verizon and Sprint.
2. Everything they need can be bought on base at the mall or Nex. Even computers,tv's, music,movies .....everything......
3. Drinking: 18 is the legal drinking age in Bahrain on and off base.This goes for the military personal also with one Navy rule in order to buy/drink liquor or whiskey you must be 21, but at 18 they can consume/purchase beer and wine.

Mail
1. They have a on base post office. Which is closed I belive on Monday's.
2. On packages/letters you send DO NOT write Bahrain,middle east or Manama anywhere on the outside of the mail. This may make it arrive to the town P.O.(Manama) instead of onbase. The military ships its own mail but if it does not arrive to the state side base to be shipped to your sailor than its put on a internatial mail flight and sent to the town P.O. Your sailor will have a p.o. box with a FPO address on base only use the address he/she gives you and your return address. It will look something like this.
*Rank Name*
PSC ??? Box ???
FPO AE 09840-2800



http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/home.asp
http://www.bahraintribune.com/index.asp
https://www.cnic.navy.mil/bahrain/index.htm (This one is the base news)





Sailors on a Liberty Tour

U.S. NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, Bahrain -- The Oklahoma City rock band "Hinder" peforms outside the NSA Bahrain's Freedom Souq June 22. The hundreds of attendees included service members assigned to NSA Bahrain and from visiting ships USS Peleliu (LHA-5), USS Pearl Harbor (LSD-52), USS Curts (FFG-38) and USS Dallas (SSN-700). The event was sponsored by the NSA Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Anderson Bomjardim (Released)

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Shipping a POV...

Started by loveispatient Jul 27. 0 Replies

Visiting, shopping, travel, etc.

Started by Melissa. Last reply by MA - Big Als Mama Mar 16. 7 Replies

Families in Bahrain

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Comment by ILoveMySailor on November 14, 2014 at 11:52pm
Can anyone give me advice about moving with newly married husband...I'm a little scared about leaving home and getting situated into the military life. I know it won't be easy leaving home.
Comment by jeannie.hollstein@gmail.com on October 24, 2014 at 12:35pm

Has anyone ever gone to Bahrain to visit their son/daughter while they were deployed?

Comment by KC'smom on October 23, 2014 at 9:35pm
Hi again... My son just recently arrived back in Bahrain. He deploys there every few months. This is his 2nd deployment. He's in the Royal Bahraini Air Base ( the sucky base over there ). You know what sucks? His wife just left him. She couldn't take being alone anymore. When he's home, the navy sends him to different states for ongoing training & she's home alone a lot. So her true colors showed & she gave him an ultimatum- get out of his current position in the navy ( that requires theses deployments ) or she's leaving him. You see his choice. I feel bad for him but he chose to be in the navy & loves his current rating
Comment by maribel40 on October 23, 2014 at 2:07pm
Hi Cindy and sdc. Thank you for your words and encouragement I am a Newby at this. My son's first time. Many blessings all
Comment by sdcalram on October 23, 2014 at 9:46am

Just mail it to his address. His command will have one . It took my son several weeks to get it to me.  lol   Send it soon as it may take a while to get there.  He will be just fine it is very safe their!  

Comment by maribel40 on October 23, 2014 at 7:42am
Hi everyone!! My son just left to Bahrain on Monday. Praying he will be ok. Wondering where i can find information on how to send him something for Christmas if they allow. Please help. Thank you.
Comment by Concernedad on October 22, 2014 at 12:07pm

Crypto, I believe he had a great response, however, it's very easy to be cocky about it in early stages. Ebola may just be something we talk about when looking back at this decade, or it could be something that wipes out much of civilization. As he mentioned, there have been plagues in the past which have wiped out millions

Comment by CryptoDad on October 21, 2014 at 6:48pm

Concernedad,

I'll let John Green sum up my feelings on Ebola.

http://youtu.be/c5A_sH3qDgY

Comment by CryptoDad on October 21, 2014 at 12:17pm

There is a bike shop within the NEX.

Comment by Valerie on October 21, 2014 at 12:14pm

Thanks CryptoDad 6 and sdcalram.  This really helps.  Did he buy the bike there on base in Bahrain.

So can they use Scooters there in Bahrain.

 

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