Archive: 2021

Dec. 8, 2021

U.S. Navy Opens New Interagency Counter Narcotics Facility in Bahrain

Leaders from the U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Dec. 8 at Naval Support Activity Bahrain for a new facility that will enable interagency partners to share information for countering drug trafficking in the Middle East region.

Dec. 7, 2021

Al Dhafra SFS Defends Against Potential UAS Threat

Specialists with the 380th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron not only provide base defense at Al Dhafra Air Base from traditional ground-based threats, but are also on alert for threats posed by Unmanned Aerial Systems.

Dec. 1, 2021

PWD Bahrain commemorates Bahraini Women’s Day

The Kingdom of Bahrain celebrates Bahraini Women's Day each Dec. 1 to commemorate the achievements and creative contribution made by women to the development and progress of Bahrain. It highlights the importance and important role played by women in public life. Public Works Department (PWD), Naval Support Activity Bahrain, is joining this celebration by specifically highlighting the contributions of six Bahraini women-members of their team.

Nov. 30, 2021

Son Carries on Father's Legacy, Commands Same Unit While Deployed

Many fathers can only dream that their children will follow in their footsteps. But for Col. Robert J. Kincaid Jr., he turned this dream into a reality for his dad. Kincaid Jr., the current commander of the 111th Theater Engineer Brigade, is in the exact same spot that his father was 18 years ago – commanding the 111th while deployed to the Central Command Area of Operations.

Nov. 28, 2021

U.S. Navy Ship Rescues Iranian Mariners in Gulf of Oman

A U.S. Navy vessel rescued two Iranian mariners Nov. 27 from a fishing vessel after it was adrift for eight days in the Gulf of Oman.

Nov. 22, 2021

U.S. Navy, Jordan Partner on New Unmanned Systems Integration

U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT) briefed the head of Jordan’s navy on U.S. 5th Fleet efforts to integrate new unmanned systems during a visit to U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Nov. 18.

Nov. 11, 2021

U.S. and Partner Aircrews Conduct Presence Patrol

Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancers flew a presence patrol mission in the Central Region that included several coalition and partner nation air forces today.

Nov. 7, 2021

U.S. Navy Conducts Annual Live Fire Missile Exercise in Arabian Gulf

U.S. Navy patrol coastal ships conducted a live-fire exercise with the MK-60 Griffin guided-missile system in the Arabian Gulf, Nov. 4-6, to test crew proficiency and system functionality.

Nov. 5, 2021

ASAB Steps Up Tactical Airlift Abilities with Upgraded C-130 Model

The 779th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron was redesignated as the 61st EAS this week, ushering in the C-130J Super Hercules to replace the legacy H models that have operated at Ali Al Salem Air Base.

Nov. 3, 2021

266th FISC brings counter threat finance techniques to the enemy

Financial management technicians deployed here with the 266th Finance Support Center are employing cutting-edge counterterrorism techniques to provide commanders new avenues through which to combat their adversaries.