Army Bases in Bahrain

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NSA Bahrain


NSA Bahrain covers the busiest 60 acres in the world. We are located in the middle of the Middle East and we provide services and support to ships at sea, remote sites throughout the region, and military and civilian personnel living in Bahrain. NSA is currently undergoing a new construction and renovation project that will greatly increase facilities and services.

For more information on Bahrain, stop by your local Navy Family Service Center, Army Community Service Center, or Air Force Family Support Center. Check out our Bahrain Welcome Aboard Packet and Bahrain Video. You'll get more information on what Bahrain is like.


The mission of NSA Bahrain is to support Commander, U.S. Fifth Fleet, deployed assets, military and DoD civilian personnel and families in Bahrain.


The British Navy established a naval installation known as HMS JUFFAIR on April 13, 1935 in the area where NSA is located today.

In 1950, the United States Navy leased office space aboard HMS JUFFAIR from the British. In 1971, after their treaty expired, the British left Bahrain, granting the island total independence. The United States, through agreement with the Bahraini government, took over part of HMS JUFFAIR, renaming it Administrative Support Unit Bahrain. The command title was changed to Administrative Support Unit, Southwest Asia in 1992 to reflect the new mission to support ships and remote sites throughout the COMUSNAVCENT Area of Responsibility. In 1999, ASU SWA became NSA Bahrain.

Major Commands: Commander, US Naval Forces, Central Command; Commander Logistics Forces, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CTF-53); Naval Support Activity, Bahrain (NSA Bahrain); and Commander Destroyer Squadron Fifty (COMDESRON 50).

Remote Sites: Fujairah, United Arab Emirates (UAE); Jebel Ali, UAE; Hurghada, Egypt; Port Liaison Element, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Patrol Squadron (VP); Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Logistics Support Station Doha; Qatar Navy Regional Contracting Center (NRCC), Dubai, UAE.

Other Tenant Commands: Air Mobility Command, OLA Detachment 1 (AMC); Ship Repair Unit (SRU); Defense Courier Service (DCS); Defense Energy Region Middle East (DER-ME); Department of Defense Dependent School (DoDDS); Explosive Ordinance Disposal Mobile Units Detachment Eight and Six (EODMU8 DET and EODMU6 DET)); Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron ONE (VQ-1); Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two (HC-2); Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen; Interim Marine Corps Security Force (IMCSFCO); Maritime Liaison Officer (MARLO); Military Sealift Command Office (MSCOSWA); Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC); Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station (NCTS); Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS); Special Warfare Unit Three (NSWU-3); Navy Legal Service Office (NLSO); Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU); Navy Media Center; Navy Central Meteorology & Oceanography Center; Navy and Marine Corps Relief; Special Operations Command Central, Forward; United Services Organization (USO); University of Maryland; U.S. Army 46th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services); 609th Air Support Squadron, OLA Detachment One; Cryptologic Support Group; Defense Information Systems; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion; Naval Research Laboratory; Naval Security Group Activity; ROICC.