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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: 373
Latest Activity: May 16


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)

Discussion Forum

re:Son going to Bahrain - I have so many questions!!!!

Started by julie(Shane's Mom). Last reply by Davids grama Apr 27. 14 Replies

Our son has moved on ...

Started by Penny_Nuke_MM2_NimitzNuke. Last reply by navymomds Dec 16, 2016. 1 Reply

My son is will be leaving US soon.

Started by Samson. Last reply by dixie Nov 18, 2016. 6 Replies

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Comment by Davids grama on April 28, 2017 at 11:45am
What is the cheapest rate to call you Bahrain from Massachusetts
Comment by Tyler'sMom on April 18, 2017 at 1:34pm

Hi, I am new to Navy Moms.  My son is 2 weeks now in Bahrain.  MA.  We have been texting back and forth using wifi and am so grateful for that but phone calls using the same AP have been rough.  He breaks up.  He says wifi isn't very good there.  Anyone have any pointers?

Comment by Davids grama on March 14, 2017 at 2:10pm
My Grandson will be MAA. He said three years shore duty.
Comment by cjbmom on March 14, 2017 at 10:45am

Davids grama, My daughters tour is for 2 years, however she has opted to stay for another year...It is pretty safe out there for them and for the most part, they enjoy it!  Of course, they miss some things from home.  My daughter's job is MAA, master at arms...hope this helps to calm a few nerves.

Carmen

Comment by Davids grama on March 9, 2017 at 5:38pm
Anyone, how long is your child's tour of duty in Bahrain?
Comment by Davids grama on March 4, 2017 at 9:29pm
Is he living on base? What is his job? Was hoping he would have got stationed closer to home.
Comment by dixie on March 4, 2017 at 9:15pm

Hi Davids grama, My son has been in Bahrain since Nov. He is doing good and tells me everything is good there. I was very nervous about him going also. 

Comment by Davids grama on March 4, 2017 at 8:41pm
Grandson going to Bahrain next month. Kind of scary
Comment by OKMarti on January 1, 2017 at 4:43pm

I am curious to know....when do they get to start planning their R&R trips? I'm expecting my son home around May of this year, so when can I expect him to know when he will fly out?

Comment by ValK on January 1, 2017 at 2:25pm

Hi NavyGal - Happy New Year.  We have a son on the Base in Bahrain.  What has worked best for contact is texting and WiFi calls are besty, no extra charges when he calls home.  I know they have to do A LOT of walking on and off base.  Funny, he mentioned 2 weeks ago was the first time they had rain since he's been there about 10 months.

 

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