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Mattis meets with servicemembers in Bahrain, affirms Navy base’s role in Middle East

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with a crowd of servicemembers at Naval Support Activity Bahrain Thursday during his tour of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

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Volunteers serve Thanksgiving lunch in Bahrain

Volunteers assisted MWR personnel in serving Thanksgiving meals to hundreds of military and family members in Bahrain on Thursday.

Navy to make recruits pass a run test prior to boot camp

The Navy will require recruits to pass a running fitness test prior to beginning basic training as of Jan. 1, the service said Wednesday.

Vets eligible for online exchange shopping starting Saturday

Honorably discharged servicemembers will be able to access tax-free shopping through the Military Exchange Online stores beginning this Veterans Day.


NFL brings cheer and fitness advice to Bahrain

The “First Ladies of Football” wrapped up a 10-day tour of Southwest Asia with a visit to Naval Support Activity Bahrain on Tuesday.

Bahrain takes key counterpiracy command within US-led sea force

Royal Bahrain Navy Capt. Yusuf Almannaei assumed command of Combined Task Force 151 on Thursday, marking the first time Bahrain has led the multinational counterpiracy force.

Sailor’s withdrawal from energy drinks highlights Navy’s workload problems

With focus increasing on the Navy’s long work schedules and sleep deprivation after collisions that resulted in a combined 17 deaths aboard two ships, the service’s medical professionals are warning sailors about the dangers of excessive energy drink intake.