Living and working in Bahrain
(POC) — Bahrain used to be a local and national military base run and operated by the Royal Navy. The Royal Navy is the equivalent of the United States Navy, but in the United Kingdom. Since Bahrain has just recently achieved its independence, it was previously run by the United Kingdom. Therefore, the United States of America gain control through a peaceful contract in 1971. A similar military formation has been created in Bahrain too, more than a decade ago. However, the United States of America have managed to retain control over this military base.
The United States designated Bahrain a Major Non-NATO Ally in 2002. Bahrain plays a key role in the region’s security architecture and is a vital U.S. partner in defense initiatives. Bahrain hosts the U.S. Navy’s Fifth Fleet and U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and participates in U.S.-led military coalitions, including the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Bahrain’s security forces have supported the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, providing perimeter security at a military base. Bahrain was the first Arab state to lead a Coalition Task Force patrolling the Gulf region and has supported the coalition counter-piracy mission with the deployment of its flagship.
In 2010, the United States Navy adopted a program that was supposed to take five years to complete. The project cost $580 millions and has the clear purpose to double up the size of the current base. New and modern buildings and facilities were raised by the end of this project, not to mention about barracks, recreational centers and administrative buildings. Basically, what the US government tried to turn a small military camp into a modern, large and powerful military base. The project was over by 2015 and judging by the latest conflicts started by the USA in the Middle East, NSA Bahrain might became one of the most important and useful facilities in the area for military and contractors.