Liberty is a mission in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and we must ensure that we are good ambassadors of the United States and the U.S. Navy. Any incident involving alcohol can potentially damage the United States relationship with foreign nations. Everyone is accountable to each other, to ensure that our shipmates, both military and civilian, are acting responsibly when they drink. Remember, liberty is an immeasurable morale boosting privilege that should be valued and protected.
Know the curfews
Be aware of the "areas to avoid" and off-limits areas, established either by the command or the host nation. Potential demonstration notices are available NAVCENT/FIFTHFLT Facebook
In case of an emergency, have TMU and NSA Security phone numbers
Pre-program local taxis, friends, and chain of command phone numbers into your cell phone
Make sure your cell phone charged
Tell someone know where you are going
Go with a buddy
If you consume alcohol, don’t drink and drive
Drink responsibly; think “Z-Z-1-3” and when in doubt, call someone for help!
A1. “Z-Z-1-3” is the NAVCENT area of responsibility alcohol awareness campaign defined as zero alcohol-related incidents (ARI), zero driving under the influence (DUI), no more than one drink per hour and no more than three drinks per evening.
A2. The public consumption of alcohol is prohibited between midnight and 6:00 a.m., seven days a week, by all U.S. Naval personnel, civilian employees and contractors throughout the region.
A3. Alcohol-related incidents may be prejudicial to the maintenance of good order and discipline and can jeopardize our mission readiness. Liberty is a mission in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility and we must ensure that we are good ambassadors of the United States and the U.S. Navy. Any incident involving alcohol can potentially damage the United States relationship with foreign nations. In addition, alcohol is also a well-known contributing factor in safety mishaps, sexual assaults and domestic disputes, which in many instances could have been avoided.
A4. Z-Z-1-3 is the NAVCENT area of responsibility alcohol awareness campaign to inform all U.S. Naval personnel, civilian employees, contractors and family members to behave responsibly if drinking alcohol.
A5. Throughout the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility (AOR), many countries prohibit alcohol and some enforce a 0.00 BAC when driving. In Bahrain, 0.01 BAC is considered a DUI.
A6. First, it is important to know that the Navy and your shipmates will not stigmatize a person that admits they struggle with alcohol and seeks help.
Resources are available including the chaplains, medical specialists, Alcoholics Anonymous and the command DAPA.
A7. MWR occurs a variety of cultural tours and activities on base, including gym facilities, Arabic language classes, and college courses. In Bahrain, there are a number of shopping malls and souqs, as well as outdoor activities, like scuba diving, go cart racing, and horseback riding.
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