Support Services

About Us

Welcome to Naval Support Activity Bahrain

The MWR Department at NSA Bahrain provides recreational programs and services, which help to maintain and/or improve the quality of life for the NSA community. Development of new services, programs, and leisure time activities is an ongoing process and we welcome your input! MWR is committed to growing, changing and improving its services to meet the needs of our community.

MWR MISSION:
Provide support for all NSA authorized personnel and their families in addition to ships deployed in the Arabian Gulf, Arabian Gulf Det. Sites and DoD activities in the AOR.

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Fleet & Family Support Center

The Bahrain Fleet and Family Support Program (FFSP) reinforces Operational Readiness by providing a wide range of services to the military community. To this end, we provide information, deployment, and transition support, counseling and education in a respectful manner; to empower those we serve to manage the challenges, changes, and sacrifices inherent in the military way of life.

Locations: 
Work & Family Life Programs: Bldg. 100, Room 120A
FFSC Admin Clinical Counseling & New Parent Support: Bldg. 100, Room 129A

Programs

Transition Assistance Program
     -TGPS for those separating or retiring from the military
     -CONSEP (Career Options & Navy Skills Evaluation Program)
     -Resume Writing Class
     -Federal resume and employment classes
     -Job search

Relocation Assistance Program
     -Newcomer's Orientation (INDOC)
     -Sponsor Training
     -Smooth Move
     -School Liaison Resources 

Intercultural Relations Education
     -Gold Buying
     -Pearl Buying
     -Carpet Buying
     -Arabic Culture & Traditions Briefs
     -Spoken Arabic 
     -Reading & Writing Arabic

Family Advocacy Program

Provides education for the prevention of child abuse/neglect and spouse/intimate partner abuse.

Personal Financial Management 
     -Consumer Awareness
     -Credit & Debt Management
     -Car Buying
     -Home Buying
     -Developing a Spending Plan
     -One-On-One Budget Counseling

Life Skills Education
     -Anger/Stress Management
     -Deployment Support (Return & Reunion)
     -Effective Communication Skills
     -Goal Setting

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR)

A DoD mandated program aimed at increasing public awareness and reducing incidents of sexual assault. The SAPR Program consists of three components: 1. Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Education 2. Victim Advocacy 3. Data Collection

Bldg. 24, Next to PSD

Clinical Services
     -Individual Counseling
     -Family Counseling
     -Group In-Service
     -Provide skilled crisis intervention and support services

Information & Referral
     -Provide brochures and fact sheets on local area resources
     -Make referrals to appropriate military or civilian agencies
     -Maintain a database of educational, life-enhancing, and therapeutic resources found on the base
     -Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) information
 

 

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Housing Service Center
New Resources Available: If you are looking at renting or buying a home in the local community, there are new resources available on the Community Housing Page.

 

PCS'ing to NSA BAHRAIN

You will be assigned temporary lodging for up to 45 days. All reservations must be made through Navy Gateway Inns and Suites Bahrain. Please ensure to inform NGIS if you are arriving with family or arriving alone to prevent any out of pocket expense even if your family is arriving on a later date. There is a significant difference between a single room and a family room.

Upon arrival, you must report immediately to Housing Service Center with a copy of your orders, certificate of non-availability of U.S. Government lodging and page 2 (if arriving with family members).

All personnel will be residing on the local economy, except for E4 and below who will reside at the Unaccompanied Housing (UH)/Barracks onboard NSA Bahrain. The Housing Service Center will assist you in securing an off base residence. Rent is paid in Bahraini Dinars and not in U.S. Dollars.

While newly arrived personnel have various allowances and entitlements to receive, the Housing Service Center recommends that individuals or family required to stay in hotels off base have at least (Individual) $3500 lodging cost / (Family) $5500 lodging cost to cover the first 20 days of accommodation off base.

You will need to submit TLA/TLE reimbursement every 10 days at the Housing Service Center and it takes up to 10 working days before you may receive the reimbursement in your bank account. (TQSA for civilians must be submitted to HR Office/DoD School)  

Housing Service Center

The Housing Service Center provides a wide range of services, i.e., detailed market information on local areas, housing for rent, contract administration services, lease review/interpretation, list of approved housing facilities and real estate agencies, landlord information and mediation, termination of lease and addendums for contract renewal.

Regional Locations

Members are allowed to choose houses from any place on the island that is not on the off-limits list, but the Residential Security Team will determine if the house/apartment is safe for the tenants to move in to. Some areas, such as Juffair, Adliya, Hoora, Um-Al Hassam, Hidd, Arad, Galali, and Amwaj are some of the areas in which Americans commonly reside.

Housing Types

Housing requirements vary depending on tenant requirements. Housing types include... 
-Apartment buildings with four-story flats and higher
-Three-story flat buildings with one flat on each floor
-Villas and villa compounds, which are single, double or multiple villas surrounded by walls

Housing Process

The housing brief is required in order to begin the process of searching for a residence and must be registered in our Enterprise Military Housing (eMH) Data Base.

Once you have chosen where you would like to live and it is within the Force Protection Limit:

Step 1: In-Processing
Step 2: Pre-contract
Step 3: Lease/Contract Drafting
Step 4: Residential Security Inspection
Step 5: Lease/Contract Signing
Step 6: Move in (normally a day or two after your lease signing)

Types of Leases

1. Long term lease – One-year lease

2. Short Term lease – Month to month lease in a Fully Furnished Apartment (this is the recommended lease for personnel bringing their household goods and HHG will not arrive in time to move in a long term lease residence).

OHA/LQA

Overseas Housing Rental and utility allowance is sufficient to cover the cost of rent and the utilities to adequately house all military personnel. Department of Defense civilians receive Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) that plays by the same rules. Your allowance is determined by your pay grade. All DOD civilians and paid E-5 and above are to reside off base. PCS military personnel will receive Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) and All DOD civilians eligible for LQA will receive the housing allowance.

Unaccompanied Personnel E4 and below

All E-4 and below unaccompanied personnel assigned in NSA Bahrain and all of its tenant commands will reside in Unaccompanied Housing, Bldg. 263, Bldg. 266 and Bldg.766.

Interested in becoming a Resident Advisor to mentor our Junior Sailors? Please let us know. An RA room consists of a private room and a separate living room.

Unaccompanied Housing, Bldg. 266
Commercial: 011-973-1785-9674
DSN: 318-439-9674
Email Address:
M-BA-NSA-UNACCOMPANIEDHOUSING@OCONUS.NAVY.MIL
Hours of Operations: 24 Hours

 

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Navy Exchange (NEX)

www.MyNavyExchange.com

NEX Bahrain / Facilities:

•GROUND FLOOR  (Freedom Souq)  Sun-Sat   6 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                439-6931 
•TOP FLOOR  ( Freedom Souq)  Sun-Sat  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                         439-6937
•MOBITEL Cell Phone Shop  Sun-Sat  10 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                            3655-3131
•BARBER/BEAUTY SALON  Sun-Sat  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                               439-4229 
•TAILOR SHOP  Sat-Thu  9 a.m. - 5 p.m.     Fri  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.                                             439-4174
•ETHNIC CRAFTS  Sun-Sat   8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
•BIKE SHOP  Sun-Sat  10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
•PACKAGE STORE  Sun-Sat  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                                             439-6915
•GNC  Sun-Sat  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                                                                    439-2171
•PHOTO/ PERSONALIZED SERVICES SHOP  Sun-Sat  10 a.m. - 7 p.m.                               439-4109
•DHL PACK N WRAP  Sun-Sat  8 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                                         439-4266
•SUBWAY (NSA 2)  Sun-Sat   6 a.m. - 8 p.m.                                                                             439-9549
•UNIFORM SHOP  Sun-Sat  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.                                                                               439-2171
•LAUNDRY /DRY CLEANING   Sun-Thu  8 a.m. - 6 p.m.   Fri  2 - 6 p.m.                                439-4279
•TQ MART (NGIS)  24/7                                                                                                               439-9347
•NEXPRESS  Sun-Thu  6 a.m. - 5 p.m.      Fri-Sat  Closed                                                         439-3609
•NSA 2  Sun-Thu  6 a.m. - 8 p.m.      Fri-Sat  6 a.m. - 5 p.m.                                                    439-2045
•NEX DEPOT  Sun-Thu  8 a.m. - 5 p.m.      Fri-Sat  Closed                                                       439-4131
•AV UNIT  (AMC TERMINAL)  Sun-Sat   6 a.m. - 12 a.m.                                                        439-8997
•BASKIN ROBBINS ICE CREAM  Sun-Sat  10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
•DELI /  GREAT AMERICAN BAGELS  Sun-Sat  6 a.m. - 7 p.m.                                             439-3540

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Navy Gateway Inns & Suites (NGIS)

Management of the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites transferred to the Navy Exchange Service Command on October 1, 2021. For more information, visit the DoD Lodging Website 

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Navy Voting - Bahrain

The Navy Voting Assistance Program (NVAP) provides voting assistance to all Department of the Navy personnel and their families around the world.

The NVAP ensures that all Navy personnel receive timely and accurate information regarding state and federal elections through all communications means available, 24-hours a day.

If you have any questions about absentee voting, voter registration, upcoming elections or anything else related to voting, the best place to start is with your command Voting Assistance Officer or the Federal Voting Assistance Program website. The Federal Voting Assistance Program's website (https://www.fvap.gov/) is a one-stop-shop for all things voting related. The Federal Voting Assistance Program is the Department of Defense agency responsible for making sure that absentee voters can easily exercise their right to vote.

 

Online Voting Assistant: https://www.fvap.gov/fpca-privacy-notice

Voting Assistance Guide: https://www.fvap.gov/vao/vag

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Relocating to Bahrain

Welcome to the Kingdom of Bahrain!

NSA Bahrain is situated in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is home to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) and U.S. 5th Fleet. NSA Bahrain provides Operational Support to U.S. and Coalition Forces operating throughout the CENTCOM area of responsibility, ensuring security to ships, aircraft, detachments, and remote sites. We operate and maintain superior facilities and services for tenant commands, their deployed assets, service members, DoD civilians, and dependents.

If you have concerns or questions about the Kingdom of Bahrain, contact the Fleet and Family Support Program at +973-1785-4046 for additional information and all your referral needs.

Again, welcome to NSA Bahrain! We are looking forward to working with you.

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