Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) concluded the joint maritime exercise (Iron Bridge 1) executed in collaboration with the Royal Bahrain Naval Force, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.
The exercise targeted raising the participants’ combat readiness, activating joint training programs and reinforcing joint defense coordination and cooperation through the implementation of a range of tactical operations and maneuvers.
The participants demonstrated high competence in implementing their missions according to the exercise plan.
Meanwhile, Commander-in-Chief of Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) Field Marshal Sheikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa received a delegation of cadets from the US National Defense University who are taking part in Capstone session. They were headed by Retired General Douglas Fraser. The meeting was held in the presence of Defense Minister Lieutenant General Yussef bin Ahmed Al Jalahma and Chief of Staff Lt. General Dhiab bin Saqr Al Nuaimi.
The BDF Commander-in-Chief welcomed the American delegation and reviewed with them bilateral relations and cooperation, lauding solid historic ties binding both countries and peoples and their progress at all levels. They also discussed issues of common interest.
The meeting was attended by General Command Court Director Major General Hassan Mohammed Sa'ad, Inspector General Major General Abdullah Hassan Al Nuaimi, Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Catering Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, Commander of the Royal Bahrain Air Force (RBAF) Air Vice-Marshal Sheikh Hamad bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and senior officers.
Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also paid field visits to a number of BDF units, and was informed about t achievements, as well as their procedures to enhance the level of their training and administrative readiness.
The Commander-in-Chief met the units' commanders and senior officers, who briefed him about the units’ duties and capabilities, as well as advanced equipment and systems that enable them to perform the tasks assigned to them.
Field Marshal Shaikh Khalifa urged concerted efforts to reach the highest levels of competence, and continue building, developing and preparing qualified human competencies that are the cornerstone for building a robust military which is based on combat and administrative readiness, in line with the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Supreme Commander.
He voiced pride in the BDF’s personnel’s patriotism and constant readiness to shoulder their patriotic responsibilities, which, he said, is reflected in the outstanding results reached by BDF’s various units and sections in all military fields.
He pointed out that the BDF, thanks to the constant support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, has attained innumerable military achievements, and has become the bulwark of the kingdom and its fortified shield that defends its borders.
Inspector-General, Major-General Abdulla Hassan Al-Nuaimi, and Assistant Chief of Staff for Catering and Supply, Rear Admiral Yussef Ahmed Malallah, were present.