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Marine who died during UAE training exercise was Camp Pendleton motor vehicle operator

Cpl. Eloiza Zavala, 20, a native of Sacramento, was a motor vehicle operator with Combat Logistic Battalion 13 out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Thousands of Marines enter Persian Gulf with USS Bataan’s amphibious readiness group

The amphibious assault ship USS Bataan transited the Strait of Hormuz into the Persian Gulf Wednesday, becoming the first U.S. Navy “big deck” to enter these strategic waters in 2020.


Bahrain’s DODEA school closes to celebrate national team’s big soccer win

The Bahrain School, run by the Department of Defense Education Activity on the U.S. Navy base there, operates independently but decided to “honor the decree from the king,” the school's principal said.


Navy changes tour lengths for 50,000 sailors and boosts reenlistment bonuses

The changes will affect more than half of all Navy job fields. Factors that impacted the changes to tour lengths included initial training, available duty billets and retention, the Navy said.


Bahay Kubo delivers with authentic cuisine

Whether you’re a Filipino-American servicemember or a sailor who fell in love with chicken adobo during a port visit to Manila, Bahrain has plenty of places to satisfy your pinoy food craving.


USS Abraham Lincoln pulls into Bahrain after months in the Arabian Sea

The roughly 5,000 crew members of the USS Abraham Lincoln arrived at the U.S. naval base in Bahrain on Tuesday, after spending more than six months in the Arabian Sea on a deployment shaped by tensions with Iran.


Swim, kayak, relax at Al Dar Islands, a short boat ride away from Manama

For beach lovers, families or partygoers, Al Dar offers the feel of an island getaway.