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

Countries in AOR: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen

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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