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Sheik Isa Air Base and U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters

U.S. 5th Fleet headquarters
Juffair, Bahrain

 • Home port for the U.S. 5th Fleet, which patrols the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean

 • Bahrain, one of the most Western-friendly nations in the Gulf, has pledged to support the U.S.

Sheik Isa Air Base
Sitrah, Bahrain

 • Sheik Isa Air Base served as a key allied base during the Gulf War and continued to be a prominent U.S. military installation in subsequent years



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