Story by A1C Kaylea Berry on 09/11/2019The hours for Armed Forces Against Drunk Driving extended 1 July in an effort to reduce the number of DUIs in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. While everyone is encouraged to have a plan if they drink, there really is no reason anyone under the influence should get behind the wheel. AADD can pick you up if your plans fall through on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
"Our mission statement is: No DUIs, No Excuses," said Tech. Sgt. Julian Shipman, KMC AADD scheduler. "Our main purpose is to assist when a plan falls through. We will pick you up, and make sure you get home safe."
The Armed Forces Against Drunk Driving have been doing just that. Since extending their hours, reports of DUIs within the KMC have decreased by over half. AADD strives to continue to do their part in lowering the number of DUIs in the area, especially with the upcoming festivals and holidays.
AADD is free to all service members and dependents with a military ID. To be picked up call 01525 1723356, and one of the volunteers for AADD will come get you and your vehicle. Single female callers will get picked up by a female driver, and single male callers will be picked up by a male driver.
Individuals can be picked up within 15 kilometers of Ramstein Air Base, and taken home up to 30 kilometers away. There are no repercussions for using this program, and it is fully endorsed by leadership.
This program would not be possible without volunteers, and is always searching for people to help keep the community safe. For volunteer opportunities email email@example.com, or send a message on Facebook: KMC Armed Forces Against Drunk Driving - KMC AADD.