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Why Bahrain?

Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and Commander, 5th Fleet’s area of operations encompasses roughly 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and parts of the Indian Ocean. This expanse, comprised of 20 countries, includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen. The work being done in this region is critical to U.S. national security.

The mission of FDRMC Detachment Bahrain is to provide engineering and technical services for maintenance and modernization of naval ships and craft in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR). FDRMC Det Bahrain provides intermediate-level and depot-level maintenance for 14 forward deployed naval force ships, including CNO and Continuous Maintenance (CMAV/CM) availability, planning, execution and oversight. The detachment also provides Voyage Repair planning, execution and oversight for ships operating in the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility.

FDRMC Det Bahrain provides the sustainment, fleet technical assistance and voyage repair to naval ships and craft operating within the 5th and 6th Fleet. Manned with numerous highly specialized technicians the staff provides Distance Support and Fleet Technical Assistance to the ships deployed to Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf, and parts of the Indian Ocean while a cadre of maintenance professional provide oversight for Continuous Maintenance Availabilities (CMAVs) on ships deployed to Djibouti, Dubai, Jordan and other Middle Eastern Countries.

FDRMC Det Bahrain is a smaller command with limited billets that enable each employee to test their skills and expand their proficiencies. You won’t be just another team member repairing a system in a shop, you will be the independent technical expert sent to Dubai, Oman, Jordon, Djibouti, or one of the numerous other world ports to correct a critical ship casualty. You will be at the tip of the spear, as part of the team that is protecting and defending U.S. maritime interests in the cradle of civilization.

FDRMC Bahrain — We fix ships and take care of our people!

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