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Choose your Username.  For the privacy and safety of you and/or your sailor, NO LAST NAMES ARE ALLOWED, even if your last name differs from that of your sailor (please make sure your URL address does not include your last name either).  Also, please do not include your email address in your user name. Go to "Settings" above to set your Username.  While there, complete your Profile so you can post and share photos and videos of your Sailor and share stories with other moms!

Make sure to read our Community Guidelines and this Navy Operations Security (OPSEC) checklist - loose lips sink ships!

Join groups!  Browse for groups for your PIR date, your sailor's occupational specialty, "A" school, assigned ship, homeport city, your own city or state, and a myriad of other interests. Jump in and introduce yourself!  Start making friends that can last a lifetime.

Link to Navy Speak - Navy Terms & Acronyms: Navy Speak

All Hands Magazine's mini-documentary series "Making a Sailor": These six videos follow four recruits through Boot Camp in the spring of 2018 who were assigned to DIV 229, an integrated division, which had PIR on 05/25/2018. 

Making a Sailor: Episode 1 - "Get on the Bus"

Making a Sailor: Episode 2 - "What did I get myself into?"

Making a Sailor: Episode 3 - "Processing Days"

Making a Sailor: Episode 4 - "Forming"

Boot Camp: Making a Sailor - Episode 5

Making a Sailor: Episode 6 - "I'm a U.S. Navy Sailor"

...and visit Navy.com - America's Navy and Navy.mil to learn more.

OPSEC - Navy Operations Security

Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

DON'T post critical information including future destinations or ports of call; future operations, exercises or missions; deployment or homecoming dates.  

DO be smart, use your head, always think OPSEC when using texts, email, phone, and social media, and watch this video: "Importance of Navy OPSEC."

Please note! Changes to this guide happened in October 2017. There are now tickets issued, and there are no longer parking passes for PIR.

Please see changes to attending PIR in the PAGES column. The PAGES are located under the member icons on the right side.

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Navy.com Para Familias

Visite esta página para explorar en su idioma las oportunidades de educación y carreras para sus hijos en el Navy. Navy.com

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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: 402
Latest Activity: Apr 22


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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Comment by 9699mom on December 29, 2018 at 8:36pm

My son arrived in Bahrain on Halloween.  Really enjoying this new and strange place.  So relieved to find all the American restaurants.  My packages are getting to him in about 10 days.  Wi-fi is a bit shady but getting to talk w/ him quite a bit using Whats App.  So far, he's happy and healthy.  Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and are looking forward to this new year.  Keep me in your prayers, my younger son leaves for Marine boot camp in 16 days.  Feeling a bit lost mixed in with the pride!  

Comment by tytulip40 on October 8, 2018 at 1:03pm

My son arrived yesterday - longgggg flight from Fort Lauderdale - bless his heart!  Trying to educate myself as much as possible so I'm not a nervous wreck.  He was living in Japan with occasional deployment on the Reagan for three years.   Major culture change!  All he's text so far is that it is expensive and dry!  lol  

Comment by 9699mom on July 16, 2018 at 10:18pm

Update!  Son not leaving for Bahrain in late July.  Now moving to Virginia for a bit more school.  Expecting to be in Bahrain in winter.  I will keep checking on this group for any new info.  Enjoy your summers - be safe. 

Comment by Lacey118 on July 11, 2018 at 4:56pm

Hello everyone. My Son in in Bahrain for a year. Just wanted to keep up on news and information here--thank you!

Comment by 9699mom on July 3, 2018 at 2:34pm

Hey guys!  Just left the Great Lakes A school discussion group and have joined this Bahrain Moms.  So glad to have found you all.  Son will be arriving in Bahrain late July.  Lots of nerves, lots of questions, lots of worries...but I'm learning to settle down.  Look forward to getting educated.  

Comment by milmom on May 24, 2018 at 6:41am

Than you WestPacific.  He is excited to go there as he hears the same information.  I am not sure I will stop worrying until he is home but it helps hearing your story.

Comment by JennyO on May 23, 2018 at 10:43pm
Just found out that my son will be stationed here and I’m worried about his safety and his ability to come home when he gets leave.
Comment by Tiesha on May 20, 2018 at 9:04pm
My son has been there since September and he has been fine I definitely understand your fears I was in the same place but I speak with my son all the time he has had no problems he got sick when he first arrived the climate change but since that nothing that is about the safest place he can be over there. Hope this eases some of your worries!
Comment by WestPacific on May 19, 2018 at 7:30pm

Milmom, please don't worry. Yes, it is the middle east, but it is very safe. Many of the sailors like the assignment so much they sign up for another year there. My sailor said it is more like a Las Vegas for the people there, and the rules are more relaxed. The heat and humidity can be extreme for some of the sailors who have to be in it, but my sailor survived fine. T Mobile is the preferred phone carrier to have over there as they allow international calls texting, wifi etc, but you can also easily buy chips for other carriers over there as well. If your sailor gets the chance to get off base housing (E-4 and above, I believe, take it, as they can be really, really fancy and nice. They have some old barracks and some brand new barracks as well. Be sure to join the Facebook group Navy Moms and Family Members in Bahrain. It is a very active group with lots of tips and support. 

Comment by milmom on May 19, 2018 at 1:10am

Hello.  My son goes there later this year, I am terrified!  Is it safe?  I would love feed back.   Thank you

 

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