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JBA Airman featured in DoD communications campaign

United States Air Force Airman First Class Nala Cormier proves you don't have to be high-ranking in the military to make a difference. All it takes is initiative and the drive to help people.

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. --

Airman 1st Class Nala Cormier, an 11th Medical Group medical technician here, was recently featured in a video by the Defense Department, as part of its "This is Your Military" initiative.

Cormier shared her story about how she overcame personal tragedy and revived "Andrews Against Drunk Driving," a designated driving service for Airmen in the National Capital Region. The service assists in combating the amount of potential DUIs and car accidents by providing Airmen with a last-resort option for returning home in opposition to driving under the influence.

When the Defense Media Activity's DoD News team found out about it, they decided Cormier's story would be a good fit within the department-wide campaign to form a better connection between civilian Americans and the men and women who serve. The video, released Aug. 10, reached more than 11 thousand viewers in its first three days online.

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