"Z—Z—1—3” FAQs

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.

Plan Ahead — Checklist

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!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is Z-Z-1-3?

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.

Q2. What is the alcohol policy for the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility?

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.

Q3. Why is an alcohol policy necessary?

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.

Q4. Does the Z-Z-1-3 policy apply to family members?

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.

Q5. What is the BCA limit in Bahrain?

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.

Q6. If I know someone that struggles with alcohol-related issues, is there help available at NSA Bahrain?

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.

Q7. What non-alcohol related activities are available in Bahrain?

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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