by Staff Sgt. Robert Cloys
50th Space Wing Public Affairs
11/7/2012 - SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- The
Airmen Against Drunk Driving initiative, or A2D2 for short, is
restarting here at Schriever the weekend of Nov. 23. Just in time for
A2D2 is an Airman-run private organization which assists Peterson and
Schriever military members, as well as dependents and civilian
employees, who have been drinking or are with others who have been
drinking to get home safely.
"With this service available, no one should ever drive drunk," said
Senior Airman Luke Howell, Schriever Airman's Council president and one
of the lead organizers of A2D2.
The initiative's main objective is to prevent deaths, injuries and
illegal actions that generally come as a result from driving under the
"On the proactive front, we want to educate base personnel on the severe
consequences of driving under the influence and the importance of
having a plan," said Howell. "Unfortunately, plans fall through and
that's why we are here. If A2D2's services prevent even a single DUI and
keep an intoxicated driver off the road, then the program is a
A2D2 is entirely volunteer run, with no funding from base organizations. In order for the program to work, it needs volunteers.
"Anyone assigned to Schriever or Peterson Air Force Base can volunteer for A2D2," said Howell.
Volunteers don't even have to be active duty. Spouses, dependents and
civilians all are welcome to participate as well. Additionally,
volunteers can dedicate as little or as much of their time as their
"The commander and I are both on the same page about Airman Against
Drunk Driving," said Col. William Rittershaus, 50th Space Wing vice
commander. "We think this is a great initiative and it's awesome that
Airmen are taking it upon themselves to set up such a beneficial
To use A2D2 during their operating hours, those in need of a ride simply need to make a call to (719) 552-2233 (AADD) or e-mail Airmenagainst.firstname.lastname@example.org
"Be prepared to communicate your current location and situation," said
Howell. "The dispatcher on duty will find a standby driver in your area
available to take you home."
Starting Nov. 23, A2D2 will begin operating between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.
Fridays and Saturdays and nights prior to family days or holidays. A2D2
will also begin supporting official wing events with 30 days prior
To volunteer as a driver or dispatcher or to learn more about the
program, call 567-4163. A copy of vehicle insurance, a filled out A2D2
membership file form and A2D2 driver vehicle waiver form will be