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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: 413
Latest Activity: on Thursday


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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Need ideas for Christmas

Started by doenglish. Last reply by jeannie.hollstein@gmail.com Dec 16, 2014. 3 Replies

SHip car to Bahrain

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

Visiting, shopping, travel, etc.

Started by Melissa. Last reply by Chiara Dec 8, 2014. 8 Replies

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Comment by cjbmom on July 23, 2015 at 10:28am

My baby girl just got her orders for Bahrain.  Not sure what to expect, I'm new to all of this.  She's finishing A school at the end of August for MA.  When would she be leaving and how long will she be there?  Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Comment by CathieRenee on July 18, 2015 at 12:08pm

Woo'sMom...very cool! My son is aircrew, he flew on the MH-53E helo. His squadron has a permanent det in Bahrain.

Comment by Woo'sMom (Donna) on July 18, 2015 at 11:30am

CathieRenee: MH-60s . . . she's a mech!

Comment by CathieRenee on July 18, 2015 at 11:25am

Woo'sMom... what kind of helo?

Comment by Woo'sMom (Donna) on July 18, 2015 at 10:09am

Although Mommas don't usually think so, our Sailors are doing okay . . . my Airman, on her second tour, atop a helo against the Bahrain night. Miss you Woo! Godspeed to you and your mates! 

Comment by lesley on July 5, 2015 at 9:00pm

My Daughter(MA)is also going to Bahrain in Sept for 2 years, she is going as a Riverine,she is excited,Me????

Comment by paces on July 4, 2015 at 11:34am

Chazlyrn61...I haven't been here in a while and our son is now on other adventures. However, this is a fantastic group and I know you will find a lot of support here. It is a tough assignment, but with the group he is going over with, he should be fine. It sounds like many of them know each other. Good luck. Prayers to all of them. 

Comment by Chazlyrn61 on July 4, 2015 at 12:02am

Our son will be going to Bahrain in August. He is an MA and has been stationed in the States for the last three years. We are very nervous about him leaving.  There are so many unknowns for us. I look forward to joining the group. 

Comment by paces on July 3, 2015 at 11:06pm

Thank you. You can follow them on FB too. I get updates almost daily. It is so awesome. They rescued 6 critically ill recently and flew them to the Mercy. We get a lot of pictures as well. Unfortunately, the security group is never in the photos. J is really enjoying this billet.  He should be back on the ship by Monday. 

Comment by chriscwick on July 3, 2015 at 8:29pm
For Paces! Hope the link posts OK. It's about the Mercy!

http://navylive.dodlive.mil/2015/07/03/pacific-partnership-by-the-n...
 

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