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Mandatory attendance of the installation newcomer’s orientation and indoctrination brief is required for all Active Duty and civilian employees (families are welcome but not required). The brief is designed to orient all newcomers to Bahrain. The three-day brief provides newly reporting members and their families with information about the base and surrounding areas. The brief includes a field trip where newcomers have the opportunity to explore the area around NSA Bahrain, visit a mosque, see a camel farm, and eat at a local restaurant.

Spouse Indoctrination (Spouse Indoc)
The Spouse Indoc is hosted by the Bahrain Family Readiness Group and is targeted to spouses on the island, however everyone is welcome to attend! They highlight some of the speakers and topics from the Installation Newcomer’s Orientation and Indoctrination Brief that directly relates to families. Important topics covered include Medical, Fleet and Family Services, Emergency Preparedness, Child and Youth Services, and many others. It is also a great place to connect with other spouses and families. Spouse Indoc is a child friendly event. Contact the Bahrain FRG to learn more.

Intercultural Relations (ICR)
In addition to the brief and tour provided as part of the Newcomers’ Orientation, classes are offered throughout the month to enhance your Bahrain experience. Sessions include Arabic language and culture, buying (gold, pearls, carpets), and henna painting. The ICR specialists are also available for one on one consultation.

For more information, visit: Fleet and Family Support Center Bahrain

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