INFORMATION SHEET

COMMUNITY DRUG AWARENESS AWARD WINNERS DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE EIGHTH ANNUAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

ARMY

PUPPETS FOR PREVENTION

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY GARRISON, ALASKA

FORT WAINWRIGHT, ALASKA

Education and Civilian Program Coordinator Robert G. Parr received the award on behalf of the "Puppets for Prevention" Program, Headquarters, U.S. Army Garrison, Alaska.

The "Puppets for Prevention" is a stage program with accompanying twenty-one full size, life-like puppets. Through a venue of music, skits, sing-along, and audience participation "Puppets for Prevention" delivers an informed and insightful drug abuse prevention message to the Fort Wainwright and Fairbanks community, family support programs, active duty units, and to local schools and agencies. The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program staff and a cadre of both soldiers and family member volunteers conduct the performances to both on-post and off-post schools.

 

NAVY

CAMPAIGN DRUG FREE

NAVAL RESERVE CENTER KANSAS CITYKANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Petty Officer 1st Class Brian S. Adams, administrative officer, received the award on behalf of Campaign Drug Free, Naval Reserve Center Kansas City.

Begun in 1994, the Naval Reserve Center Kansas City's Drug Free Program has reached over 20,000 students and has expanded to include surrounding school districts. Drug Education presentations are scheduled and coordinated through the Drug Free Partnership Office of the Kansas City School District in consort with Nation Drug Free Program objectives and goals. Presentations are conducted from grades 1 through 12 and adjusted to the age group of the student and tailored to the appropriate grade level. The Naval Reserve Center Kansas City is also the winner of the 1997 Navy Community Service Award for Small Shore Campaign Drug Free Programs.

 

 MARINE CORPS

CONSOLIDATED SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING CENTER

QUANTICO MARINE CORPS BASE

QUANTICO, VIRGINIA

Director, Demand Reduction Coordination Samuel Evans received the award on behalf of Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center, Quantico Marine Corps Base.

The Consolidated Substance Abuse Counseling Center brings together the military community, Defense Department civilian employees and local community resources in an attempt to reduce drug abuse both at Quantico Marine Corps Base and its neighboring communities. The Center is an active participant in community drug abuse prevention efforts and is a catalyst in leading the effort to keep Quantico Marine Corps Base drug free. The program's comprehensive approach to drug deterrence has a significant positive impact on the Marine Base and its surroundings. The program extends its anti-drug message to the thousands of Marine Corps trainees, area youth, and young adults annually.

 

AIR FORCE

DRUG DEMAND REDUCTION PROGRAM

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS

Demand Reduction Program Manager Johnny C. Garza received the award on behalf of the Drug Demand Reduction Program, Goodfellow Air Force Base.

The Drug Demand Reduction Program at Goodfellow Air Force Base presents a program of drug prevention to the Tri-Service military community, Defense Department civilian employees, and local community. The vision of the program is to have positive role models setting the standards and leading the way to a drug-free military and civilian community. The program is also aimed at preventing substance abuse among civilian youths in the local schools as well as educating parents on how to identify possible substance abuse problems with their children. The emphasis is on positive alternative community programs of youth participation rather than delinquency prone youth groups.

 

NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU

COMMUNITY ANTI-DRUG COALITION SUPPORT PROGRAM

FLORIDA NATIONAL GUARD

FLORIDA STATE-WIDE

Drug Demand Reduction Administrator of Florida Lt. Col. Edgar R. Lewis III received the award on behalf of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition Support Program Office of the Adjutant General, Florida National Guard.

The Florida National Guard Community Anti-Drug Coalition Support Program began in 1992 and its mission is to be a force multiplier in support of community anti-drug coalitions, state organizations and other agencies in their efforts to reduce drug abuse. The Florida National Guard, working through community anti-drug coalitions, ensures that the Florida National Guard demand reduction resources are directed to those projects that will have the most impact on drug prevention in each community. The Community Anti-Drug Coalition not only identifies the community's needs but also determines the priority of support provided by the Florida National Guard. This provides total integration of programs across the State.

DEFENSE AGENCIES

DEFENSE SUPPLY CENTER, COLUMBUS

COLUMBUS, OHIO

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Employee Relations Specialist Avie L. Williams received the award on behalf of the Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio. The drug abuse employee assistance program at the Defense Supply Center, Columbus, Ohio is designed to establish and maintain appropriate prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services for its employees and supervisory training regarding drug abuse. The program covers approximately 25 military families and approximately 7,700 employees and their families. The efforts of the Employee Assistance Program personnel have resulted in a work environment, which lends itself to positive attitudes, high productivity, and healthy, motivated employees and families.