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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: 442
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

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.

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.

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.

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 (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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Need ideas for Christmas

Started by doenglish. Last reply by Dec 16, 2014. 3 Replies

SHip car to Bahrain

Started by Barbara. Last reply by Rainylor84 Dec 16, 2014. 2 Replies


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Comment by B&E on Tuesday

The CPO in charge of security in Bahrain called my son today, from Bahrain, and told him a few things: 3 days of 12 hour shifts then 2 days off followed by 2 days on and three days off (at least that what he thinks the CPO said. The phone reception was very bad.),  plus not to pack too much that in Norfolk he will get new uniforms (avocados?) . The CPO said he needs a no-fee passport, whereas at the meeting he went to in San Antonio they told him he did not need it. That was nice of the CPO to call him from Bahrain and tell him a few things.

Comment by KC'smom on November 16, 2015 at 11:54pm
Samson - on the base where my son stays which is the other smaller base- the Bahraini Royal Air Force base- he lives in a storage pod!!! Hahaha. No bathroom. I'm serious. But he gets it all to himself. It has a cot looking bed from what I can see.
Comment by KC'smom on November 16, 2015 at 11:51pm
Irene my son left Saturday from his base in the U.S. & arrived in Bahrain 26 hours later - wow your daughter waited a long time!! I think they stopped at Norfolk first.
Comment by KC'smom on November 16, 2015 at 11:49pm
B & E my son did not fly into the Air Firce base there.
Comment by KC'smom on November 16, 2015 at 11:48pm
My son just arrived back there yesterday.... For the third time. He stays about 5 months & then back to the states. I hope all is well in Bahrain.
Comment by Irene on November 15, 2015 at 3:24pm

My daughter flew from Dallas to Norfolk on a commercial airlines, then waited there for a military flight to Bahrain.  She was in Norfolk for about a week before her flight left.

Comment by B&E on November 15, 2015 at 2:08pm

My son had his orders changed. Instead of going to Fort Jackson for a month, he will be going to Fort Bliss for additional training. That makes sense to me, because of a desert type of terrain. If he gets a weekend off during that time, Fort Bliss is just within one day of driving range from Austin where we could drive to Fort Bliss for a visit.

Do our sailors fly commercial to Bahrain? Being as he will be stationed at the IS Air base will he fly in there? He flies commercial when he has gone to Korea the past three summers.


Comment by Samson on November 12, 2015 at 10:47pm
My son is an E4 and is room in the barracks was empty / dirty waiting for him. One of the guys he works with is going to put in for him to have a place off base. At his last base he only had to share a bathroom. The barracks where he is has 2 beds. He did find lots of change there! Which he is going to end up spending to clean the room.
Comment by Irene on November 12, 2015 at 10:27pm

My daughter says the base is very nice.  Good food and good shopping.  At first they stay in a hotel while they go through orientation.  The hotels are nice but it is an immediate introduction into the Muslim world - which is a much easier place for men to blend into.

Comment by Patrick's Mom on November 12, 2015 at 9:21pm
My son called this afternoon through Facebook. It was a little choppy but he said he is exhausted from travels and trying to catch up on sleep. He said the base is nice but that's all I got. I'm sure they need time to acclamate. Don't I sound the like the voice of reason! I'll be freaking out around 2 this morning like last night!

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