50 SW holds Operation Dayhawk
/ Published June 16, 2014
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Concurrent with Colorado's recent legalization of marijuana and marijuana products, Schriever Air Force Base has seen an increase in positive drug-test results through its random urinalysis program. In 2012, one member tested positive for marijuana. In 2013, eight members tested positive for illegal drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine and spice.
Needless to say, the wrongful use of any controlled substance, including marijuana, is a crime for military members and is incompatible with maintaining readiness, military fitness, and good order and discipline.
The mission entrusted to the men and women of Schriever AFB to support global effects for the nation and warfighters requires the highest levels of discipline and focus. In order to reinforce this understanding and to deter drug use among members, the 50th Space Wing commander recently directed law enforcement and Drug Demand Reduction personnel to conduct Operation "Dayhawk" as part of the base-wide DDR program.
The Operation "Dayhawk" consisted of two days of enhanced random urinalysis inspection testing for active-duty members. Conducted on May 27 and 28, the operation involved the random selection (during morning drive time hours) of 130 personnel at the North and West Gates and via a random computerized selection from the base active-duty population. Once selected for urinalysis inspection testing, members were directed to report to the Building 300 auditorium for the testing process.
No test results are back yet, but any Airman caught with illegal drugs in his or her system is subject to disciplinary action.
Combating illegal drug use is the responsibility of every Airman - military or civilian. If you suspect someone of using or possessing illicit drugs, please notify your chain of command or law enforcement personnel.