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To empower Service Members, Retirees, Veterans, and their Families to support their resiliency and growth by providing education, resources, and assistance for the unique environment of today's military way of life.


Increase the knowledge of Family members regarding the benefits, privileges, and obligations of Guard service.

Create a Family support system to assist members during separation, providing information/referral, networking and enhancing Guard retention.

Provide feedback to the command on Family member  concerns.

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The Adjutant General

MG Darryll D.M. Wong 

Our J1 Commander

HIANG Col Brian Buhler Human Resource Officer

3949 Diamond Head Road

Honolulu HI 96816-4495

State Family Program Director

State Family Program Director
J1 Directorate, Joint Forces Headquarters Hawaii
Hawaii National Guard
3949 Diamond Head Road,
 Bldg 300
Honolulu, HI 96816
Office: (808) 672-1442
Air Email Address: sharnell.valeho@us.af.mil
Army Email Address: sharnell.h.valeho.mil@mail.mil

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Supporting the Red Ribbon Campaign: Soldier’s Guide

What is the Red Ribbon Campaign?

Following the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers in Mexico City, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drug use. The National Federation of Parents (NFP) organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign and in 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration.

The Red Ribbon mobilizes communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions during Red Ribbon Week (October 23rd-October 31st) each year. This year’s theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free” was submitted by a 7th grade student from New York. The Department of Defense has supported the Red Ribbon Campaign since 1990.

How can I help?

Have a conversation with your children, nieces and nephews, or younger brothers and sisters about substance abuse prevention

ü  Talk about the importance of living healthy and drug-free. Share stories about living drug-free as a Soldier and encourage alcohol and drug-free activities on the weekends and after school.

ü  Express your disapproval of abusing alcohol or misusing prescription drugs. Talk about the dangers of binge drinking and prescription drug abuse.

ü  Read and sign the “Drug-Free” pledge with your child. Learn more at http://redribbon.org/pledge/.

ü  Enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for you and your family - and $1,000 for your child's school. Learn more at http://redribbon.org/.

Support the Red Ribbon Campaign in the school your child, niece/nephew, or younger sibling attends

ü  Visit the classroom to talk about living drug-free as a Soldier in the US Army.

ü  Help organize a “Wear Red T-Shirts” Day for the classroom.

ü  Help your child/niece/nephew/sibling make a sign or poster about Red Ribbon week and being drug-free to hang in the classroom.

Share the Red Ribbon Campaign with the rest of your community

ü  Organize a “Wear Red T-Shirts” Day at your civilian workplace

ü  Support nationwide campaign activities. Learn more at http://redribbon.org/downloads/NFP_RedRibbonGuide2014-Download.pdf.

Dee Sawyers Alcohol & Drug Control Office

Tel: Office: 808-672-1505 cell: 494-5905

Crystal Harper, Prevention Coordinator

Tel: Office: 808-672-1505 cell: 208-4606



SSG Barry Asberry Drug Testing


Follow@redribbonweek on Twitter, visit http://redribbon.org/ or contact your State ARNG Substance Abuse Program for more ideas!