Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa (photo) patronized Monday the concluding ceremony of the “Iron Bridge” joint military drill which was carried out by a number of BDF units to assess rapidity and the level of response as well as the methods in boosting the combat and administrative readiness.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief listened to a briefing by the exercise’s Commander Major Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa on the drill’s goals and stages to hone the skills of the participating officers, Commissioned Officers and individuals.
Major Sheikh Khalid said the fast-paced regional events require collective work to attain goals through continuous holding of such joint military exercises to reach the highest level of combat readiness, according to Bahrain News Agency (BNA).
Then, Captain Sheikh Mohammed bin Salman Al Khalifa and Captain Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Khalifa gave two briefings on the executive phases of the exercise.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief got informed about the practical phases of the exercise which reflected a high level in carrying out plans to achieve set up goals through harmonious cooperation between the participating forces. He stressed that field training is a main criterion to test the units' competence, adding that BDF is going ahead with its development and modernization schemes to meet military demands based on the latest scientific and military theories.
The concluding ceremony of the military exercise was attended by senior BDF officers.
Meanwhile, Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Chief-of-Staff Lieutenant-General Dheyab bin Saqr Al-Nuaimi attended the joint mobilization drill conducted by the BDF taskforce in the region of Al-Nairiya, in Saudi Arabia.
He was briefed about the BDF contingent’s external military training program before attending the exercise during which the servicemen conducted, integrating field defensive and offensive operations, using live ammunition.
Lt. General Al-Nuaimi commended the BDF contingent, hailing the competence and professionalism they had showcased during the mobilization military exercise.