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