AADD offers hope in desperate situation

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  • By Master Sgt. Marc Maschhoff
  • 92nd Maintenance Operations Squadron first sergeant
By now you have probably heard of the new Airmen Against Drunk Driving campaign and should have received a blue card bearing the phone numbers of Spokane Cab, Stars & Stripes, Fox's Dispatch and the 92nd Air Refueling Wing Command Post.

AADD has entered into a partnership with local taxi companies to ensure 24-hour, 7-day-a-week rides home for military members whose primary and alternate plans have fallen through. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can call one of those cab companies and they will provide you a ride home.

If you are unable to pay at the time, present your ID card and the driver will copy your information, including your squadron, home address and phone number. The company will forward that information to AADD and you will have two pay periods to reimburse the cab company. AADD will not pay for the ride but will merely act as a point of contact for the companies.

This new method places accountability back on each member, ensures round-the-clock coverage and helps to foster a culture of responsible choices.

Finally, AADD is not going away. We still need volunteers to brief commander's calls, First Term Airmen's Center classes and other educational opportunities. To volunteer, contact Master Sgt. Tammy Frazier at 247-3539.