Health & Safety

March 14, 2013

Five AADD volunteers reach milestone

Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
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Many Airmen stationed here and the bases around the Air Force spend their time volunteering for Airmen Against Drunk Driving. This program is designed to support military members and their dependents by providing safe and reliable transportation when they have had too much to drink. However, this option should be a last resort or “plan C” if “A” and “B” failed.

In 2012, Senior Airman Christopher Farris, 355th Logistic Readiness Squadron AADD president, Staff Sgt. Bruce Liu, 355th Security Forces Squadron, Senior Airman Sunny Mlinko, 25th Operational Weather Squadron, Senior Airman Stephen Dodge 55th Electronic Combat Group and Airman 1st Class Aaron Tocco, 355th Operations Support Squadron, reached the 75 hour volunteer milestone.

As a result of hitting the third tier of the rewards program, the Airmen will receive a gold certificate, their name on a plaque in the education center and the base command chief’s coin. These are given to the first sergeants and then presented to the Airmen at a commanders call

Some of the things AADD is looking into getting is T-shirts and gas cards for those who volunteer 75 or 100 hours to the program. Considering the drivers pay out of pocket for all expenses including gas, the gas cards would help ease the financial responsibility of being an AADD volunteer.

“Not only are you helping military members make a safe choice so they don’t ruin their careers or hurt anybody, you are also helping your community,” Farris said “by utilizing AADD, you are taking drunk drivers off the road.”

The program is available Friday and Saturday nights 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. with exceptions for holiday weekends. On average, AADD has eight drivers a night as well as a call coordinator.

For any Airman interested in becoming a volunteer, contact Farris in advance. For those whose “plan A” and “plan B” the phone number is 850-2233.




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