Area of Responsibility

US Navy has maintained a regional presence for more than 60 years.

1949 - Established Middle East Force to provide a regular presence

1971 - Leased part of a former British base from Bahrain to become Administrative Support Unit Bahrain

1995 - US FIFTH Fleet reestablished

1999 - Naval Support Activity Bahrain renamed to reflect its broader support role

Area of Responsibility

For further questions, please contact Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command
Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs Office at 011-973-1785-4027.
For Naval Support Activity Bahrain at 11-973-1785-4000.
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