OFFICE OF GOVERNOR MATT MEAD
September 27, 2011
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Governor Mead announces Unique Collaboration between State, Local and Military to address Alcohol Use
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Governor Matt Mead has announced the formation of a unique collaboration between the State of Wyoming, City of Cheyenne and F.E. Warren Air Force Base. The goal is to prevent underage drinking and to encourage responsible drinking practices by people 21 and over. The collaboration will focus attention on various techniques including best practices in prevention, education, media involvement and enforcement to meet this goal.
“Specifically this collaborative effort means the State and the City of Cheyenne can support and expand a model that was originally developed at F.E. Warren Air Force Base,” Governor Mead said. “We all share the common goal of creating an environment where making safe and responsible decisions around the use of alcohol is supported at every level. The success of this endeavor will hinge on creative solutions arising from the combined efforts of multiple agencies and different levels of government, from the military to city councils.”
“We all play a role in educating our young service members about the dangers and potential consequences of underage drinking. F. E. Warren strives to foster a culture of responsible choices for our Airmen and dependents and this collaboration will bring us closer to our unified goal of reducing underage drinking throughout our community,” Colonel Christopher Coffelt said. Col. Coffelt is the Commander of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
The program “0-0-1-3” is based on research by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and the National Academy of Sciences. This research underlined the importance of setting an unambiguous standard. “0-0-1-3” stands for:
Colonel Coffelt added, “We at F.E. Warren look forward to addressing this issue in collaboration with our local government and community."