Airman Against Drunk Driving is a volunteer-based transportation service that provides a safe way home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Airmen who need a ride after a night of drinking.
“The goal of AADD is to provide a mode of transportation to Airmen so that they can get home safely and know that they are in good hands,” said Airman 1st Class Naketa Mullings, AADD volunteer coordinator.
The AADD program on Wright-Patterson had previously been shut down but is now running. While other transportation services are out there, AADD is a free option for Airmen that is reliable and, most importantly, safe, according to Mullings.
AADD runs every Friday and Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Anyone with access to base, has a driver’s license and a vehicle is eligible to be a volunteer driver. To volunteer, go to htpps://cs2.eis.af.mil/sites/21146/rising6/default.astx, pick an open spot on the calendar and sign up.
Volunteer drivers meet at the USO Center in the Kittyhawk Area to wait for calls.
“Sometimes we get two or three calls a night; sometimes we don’t get any at all. So, [we want] to get the word out to Airmen that we are here. They can always give us a call for a ride home,” said Mullings.
Volunteers can sign up individually or as a unit to participate in AADD and will always be sent out on calls with a wingman to ensure safety for the drivers. Additionally, volunteers will have access to USO services like games, Internet, TV and snacks while they wait for calls, according to Mullings.
“I volunteer as a driver with AADD because I think it’s important to support these kinds of programs that are offered to us as Airmen,” said Senior Airman Briana Gunther, AADD volunteer. “Plans don’t always work out, but everyone deserves to get home safely at the end of the night.”
To get a ride through AADD, call 937-257-2233.