Leading the Global War on Terrorism, the Desert Sailors of the U.S. Navy keep vigilant watch over America’s vital interests in the Middle East.
Fully prepared to deploy at a moment’s notice, the courageous and dedicated Desert Sailors pursue their mission with unrivaled confidence and unmatched skill. Training vigorously to meet and master every challenge, these men and women are committed to enhancing America’s force protection and maritime warfare capabilities. Serving in the heart of one of the world’s most volatile and dangerous regions, they risk their lives each day to strengthen America’s defense.
This coin salutes the U.S. Navy’s Desert Sailors, whose exceptional dedication to duty supports America’s global military mission. The obverse features a rendering of the island of Bahrain where some of the Navy’s bravest sailors are stationed. The reverse depicts an emblem of the US Navy, featuring an eagle grasping an anchor in its talons, encircled by chains and rope, symbolic of naval traditions dating back to the nation’s first ships.
Minted in bronze and given antique finish, this coin is imbued with bold colorful enamel on both sides.
Each coin measures 1 7/8 inch (47mm) in diameter.