Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF), Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, received outgoing Vice Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces (photo), accompanied with newly appointed Commander of the U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, Scott Stearnet.
The Commander-in-Chief expressed appreciation of the naval team’s efforts and their contributions to promoting bilateral relations and cooperation at various levels.
He wished Scott Stearnet every success in his new tasks, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief also received outgoing British Military Attaché Tom Ridgway accompanied with the newly appointed Military Attaché, Paul A. Windsar.
He welcomed the newly appointed British Military Attaché while praising the efforts of his predecessor and wishing him every success in his future tasks.
The Commander-in-Chief also praised the Bahraini-British relations and cooperation in various fields.
For his part, the Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Chief of Staff, Lt-General Dhiyab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi attended the conclusion of the joint exercise of BDF fighting group held in Al Nairiya, in the Easter Region of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Chief-of-Staff was briefed on the training program before following up the exercise activities. The units of the combat group showed a number of field applications for all defensive and offensive operations using live ammunition.
He praised the efficiency and readiness of the BDF personnel demonstrated during this exercise.