Airmen Against Drunk Driving: Dedicated Volunteers Saving Lives

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  • By Cynthia Griggs
  • 75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Hill’s Airman Against Drunk Driving program is up and running again after a brief hiatus.

Drinking and driving is a serious issue that poses a significant threat to public safety. The AADD program provides assistance to combat alcohol-related accidents and fatalities.

The program runs every Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m., offering its services to anyone with a valid common access card. Additionally, with proper notice, AADD extends its support to military events, ensuring the safety of attendees and preventing potential alcohol-related incidents.

AADD consists of a team of dedicated volunteers who offer free and confidential services to military personnel, their families, and even DoD civilians.

Airman 1st Class Bryan Marsh, AADD public relations officer, said AADD volunteers work from the Airman Recreation Center when on call. During this time, they can use all the ARC’s amenities, including video games, computers, and a state-of-the-art theater, and enjoy free pizza, snacks, and soda every shift. They are also reimbursed for gas used during the shift.

The best reason to volunteer, Marsh said, “On top of it being a good way to spend my weekends, I find I'm far more invested in helping others that are also having a good time.”

Marsh said once they start receiving more calls, they would like to add more volunteers. Those interested can contact their unit’s AADD point of contact or reach out to Staff Sgt. Brice Brockett, AADD coordinator. at for more information.

The AADD program has been instrumental in reducing alcohol-related accidents and fatalities at Hill AFB. In 2022, AADD volunteers collectively contributed an impressive 1,773 hours of their time. Their commitment translated into picking up 432 individuals who used the program because they were intoxicated and unable to drive safely.

In most states, the blood-alcohol content level to drive is under 0.08%. Utah is one of the more unique states that limits the BAC to 0.05% to drive.

It takes about three alcoholic drinks consumed in an hour by a 160-pound man to reach 0.05%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Impaired driving on or off base could result in a costly citation for driving under the influence, and it is important to make responsible decisions regarding alcohol consumption before operating a vehicle.

“As someone who drinks myself, I want to ensure that everyone stays safe,” said Marsh.

If you need a ride from AADD, call 801-777-1111.