A student from a Bahraini school heaves a line from the coastal patrol ship USS Sirocco during U.S. Navy Day in Bahrain.
The April 16 event provided children an opportunity to learn about the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard as part of the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain’s annual American-Bahraini Friendship Week.
“I believe that today’s Navy Day event is one of the best ways we can show that the U.S.-Bahrain relationship is not just about formal diplomatic or military ties, but about our strong people-to-people ties,” said Timothy Pounds, deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy. “The over 200 students that attended today’s event not only have a better understanding of how the U.S. Navy works with their Bahraini partners to maintain security and stability in the region, they also had a chance to meet face to face with a number of sailors and U.S. Navy personnel. These personal interactions provide the solid foundation that allows our two nations to better work together at all levels of the bilateral relationship.”