12105-N-ZZ999-024 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) Rigid-hull inflatable boats with visit, board, search and seizure teams assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) approach the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al-Molai after receiving a distress call from the master stating the dhow was being held hostage by pirates. The Kidd’s VBSS team boarded and detained 15 suspected pirates who were holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for the several weeks. The Kidd is conducting counter-piracy and maritime security operations while deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Video/Released)
120105-N-ZZ999-023 ARABIAN SEA (Jan. 5, 2012) Personnel aboard the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al-Molai put their hands in the air as two rigid-hull inflatable boats with visit, board, search and seizure teams assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd (DDG 100) approach the Iranian-flagged fishing dhow Al-Molai. The Kidd’s VBSS team boarded and detained 15 suspected pirates who were holding a 13-member Iranian crew hostage for several weeks. The Kidd is conducting counter-piracy and maritime security operations while deployed to the U.S. 5th fleet area of responsibility. (U.S. Navy Video/Released)
The refurbished and reopened Child Development Center provides care for the recently announced return of dependants to Bahrain.
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Kingdom of Bahrain, visits Naval Support Activity Bahrain to officially welcome back the families of Sailors stationed in Bahrain, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. In 2004, family members of Sailors were ordered to leave by military leadership citing safety concerns in the wake of the Global War on Terrorism. Last summer, the Department of Defense reauthorized Sailors to bring their families to Bahrain.
The Gold City jewelry shopping mall is a popular tourist attraction in Manama, Bahrain.
This is an informational video for new personnel reporting to any command at NSA Bahrain. It demonstrates what to expect in just the first three hours upon arrival.
2010 Bahrain International Air Show
The first ever Bahrain International Air Show held at the Sakhir Air Base.
Freedom Souq at NSA Bahrain
Informational video about the shopping, personal services and restaurants available at P911, which is commonly known as the "Freedom Souq".
The Bahrain DoDDs School
The programs and classes offered by the Bahrain Department of Defense Dependants School.
NSA Bahrain Fitness
A look at the fitness facilities and programs at NSA Bahrain.
Naval Support Activity Bahrain Christmas Tree Lighting
Naval Support Activity Bahrain held its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 2.
Go Karting in Bahrain
Go Karting at the Kart Zone, located at the Bahrain International Circuit.
Section of town near base known as "American Alley" due to chain restaurants familiar in the states.
Driving in Bahrain
Commutting through Bahrain can be an exciting experience; navigating roundabouts, learning new traffic signs and reading the speed limit in kilometers per hour.
Shopping in Bahrain - Rug Buying
Exotic and fine rugs are handmade all throughout the Middle East and can be purchased in Bahrain
The Bahrain DoDD School hosts a Halloween festival called the Spooktacular Bash for students and local families.
This video shows highlights from the island tour conducted during base indoctrination. The tour is offered to all new personnel and is sponsored by MWR.
Shopping in Bahrain isn't all that different from shopping in America.
The wildlife park is the "zoo" of Bahrain and houses a variety of animals.
UIM F2 World Championship
The Bahrain Grand Prix held at the Amwaj Marina, Amwaj Islands, Kingdom of Bahrain, featured power boats from around the world.
Three Minutes In Bahrain
This video provides a brief look at the city of Manama, Bahrain.
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MANAMA, Bahrain – Vice Adm. Mark Fox relieved Vice Adm. Bill Gortney as Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT)/ 5th Fleet (C5F)/ Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) at a change of command ceremony held at Naval Support Activity Bahrain on July 5.
Navy Divers Assist In Recovery Of Sunken Iraqi Barge
A team of U.S. Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) Two, Company 2-3, spent six days from November 19 diving in the waters of the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr.
A look into the process of transitioning from IA sailor back to the fleet.
Introduction to Warrior Transition Program Video
An introduction to the Warrior Transition Program Video.
The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughhead, spoke to sailors and marines at NSA Bahrain during his visit to the Middle East.
Volunteers learn valuable life saving skills during life guard training at the base pool on NSA Bahrain
The Navy Exchange at NSA Bahrain holds a raffle to give away prizes to honor the newly announced Chief Petty Officer Selectees.
Contemporary worships services come together at NSA Bahrain.
Selectees go through physical training to prepare themselves for their new leadership roles as part of the induction process in which they become Chief Petty Officers.
MWR Bahrain provided opportunities for USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) sailors to experience Bahrain during their port visit.
The MWR department on Naval Support Activity Bahrain is offering more opportunities to servicemembers stationed in Bahrain.
The return of dependants to Bahrain has prompted the requirement for new venues on Naval Support Activity Bahrain.
With the return of dependants to Bahrain, American students once again fill the halls of the Bahrain Department of Defense Dependants (DoDD) School.
Selectees attend a three day class to help prepare them to fulfil their new leadership roles as part of the induction process in which they become Chief Petty Officers.
Somali Pirates aboard Motor Vessel (M/V) Win Far, fired what appeared to be a large caliber weapon at a U.S. Navy SH-60B Helicopter from Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 49, embarked aboard USS Chancellorsville (CG 62).
U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/U.S. 5th Fleet/CMF Change of Command
Vice Adm. William Gortney relieved Vice Adm. Kevin Cosgriff in a change of command ceremony July 5.
USS Momsen Project Handclasp
USS Momsen Strengthens Ties with Kenya
MOMBASA, Kenya - USS Momsen (DDG 92) departed Mombasa, Kenya May 9 following a three-day port visit, which allowed the ship’s crew to participate in community relations events and professional military exchanges that strengthened ties between the U.S and Kenya.
Personnel News Recap
Personnel News Is Recapped For The Week.
Bahrain Minesweeper Exercise
The Navy conducts minesweeping exercises with British and Kuwaiti coalition forces to ensure the security and safety of the Gulf region.
Naval Support Activity Bahrain's Port Operations
Naval Support Activity Bahrain's Port Operations plays a key role in coordinating Bahrain's heavy maritime traffic.
Bahrain Assumes Command of CTF 152
Royal Bahrain Navy Brig. Gen. Abdulla Saeed Al Mansoori relieved U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Bill Gortney as commander, Combined Task Force (CTF) 152 in a ceremony held at the Bahraini Naval Headquarters March 4, marking the first time Coalition forces have been commanded by a Gulf nation.
Vice Commandant of Coast Guard Visits Bahrain
Vice Commandant of Coast Guard Visits METT Training Facility in Bahrain