Health & Safety

April 18, 2014

Get home safe, use AADD

Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Making the choice to drink and drive not only affects the drinker but could affect family and friends as well. Driving under the influence can result in loss of pay, reduction in rank and in some cases discharge from the military. To prevent DUIs and save lives, Luke Air Force Base has a program available to get Airmen home safe.

“AADD stands for Airman Against Drunk Driving,” said Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs NCO in charge of scheduling and AADD base representative. “The program is designed to help eliminate DUIs and DWIs by providing a method of transportation for Airmen under the influence.”

AADD provides support from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and also provides services to major events ranging from spouses dining-ins, holiday parties, to annual awards banquets, when requested.

“Anyone with a working vehicle, a valid driver’s license, current insurance, working cell phone and the willingness to help others is more than welcome to volunteer,” Seltmann said. “We send emails to active-duty Airmen and civilians who work at Luke requesting volunteers. We do get a wide range of volunteers from officers to enlisted Airmen and also civilians.”

The AADD system is useful and private.

“What most people don’t realize is the program is confidential and anonymous,” Seltmann said. “We don’t ask for the last name or squadron of the individual.”

The AADD program is always looking for additional volunteers.

“Everyone should volunteer for AADD,” said Staff Sgt. Dominique Barham, 56th Communications Squadron client systems technician. “You’re saving a wingman’s life and career, and it gives Airmen options so they won’t make a bad decision.”

To contact an AADD volunteer, call 623-856-2233. For those who’d like to use off-base services around the local area, there are many options available. BeMyDD is a service that will drive an individual and his car home for him. To make a reservation, call 877-823-6933.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Senior Airman
JAMES HENSLEY

F-35 pilot training underway

Senior AirmanJAMES HENSLEY Travis Byrom, Lockheed Martin instructor pilot, briefs students in the first F-35 Lightning II training course before the start of class May 5 at Luke Air Force Base. The students are Lt. Col. Sean Ho...
 
 

Everything I need to know about leadership, I learned …

I am sure you’ve heard of, or even read, Robert Fulgham’s best-selling book, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Fulgham’s text resonates with many for the simplicity with which he describes “how to be a person.” Leadership in the 21st century Air Force is a much discussed topic, and one can...
 
 

Which one are you?

Have you ever worked for someone you felt was impossible to deal with? How about someone who you simply tolerated? Or have you worked for someone you actually really wanted to work for? What was your work environment like, and what was the attitude of the people among the different types of bosses? Let’s be...
 

 
Senior Airman 
DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Wild Weasels reunite

Senior AirmanDEVANTE WILLIAMS The Wild Weasels gather for a group photo during their reunion May 1 at Luke Air Force Base. The Wild Weasels were formed during the early days of the Vietnam War. Their mission was to seek out and...
 
 

News Briefs May 15, 2015

Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiitng Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. Open to civilians and all ranks of enlisted and officers....
 
 

AF announces senior selects

The following master sergeants have been selected for promotion to senior master sergeant: 61st Fighter Squadron Heather Hefner 56th Maintenance Group Christian Brandon 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron Paul Branstetter and Brian Leonard 56th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Andres Vasquez 308th Aircraft Maintenance Unit William Jennings 310th AMU John Taylor 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Tommy C...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin