Navy Commands Encourage 'Keep What You've Earned' Events All Summer

Story Number: NNS130618-01Release Date: 6/18/2013 11:40:00 AM
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From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Navy announced the updated "Keep What You've Earned" guide for planning summer safety splash events is now available, June 18.

The updated guide is available at

The biggest addition in the update is the "Send Off" event, modeled after Navy Region Mid-Atlantic's send-off of Sailors prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On the Thursday afternoon before Memorial Day, multiple Navy commands took advantage of the upcoming holiday to remind Sailors of the importance of responsible use of alcohol to stay on track with their careers. Chiefs, junior officers and first class petty officers all showed their support by manning the gates with "Keep What You've Earned" signs. This splash event came on the heels of the release of petty officer advancement results, reinforcing the message of keeping what you've earned.

To enable commands to host summer splash events at their installations and incorporate "Keep What You've Earned" messaging into their existing summer safety fairs and safety stand downs, the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) office created an "Event-in-a-Box" implementation guide. This guide provides step-by-step instructions for holding an event and accessing resources. There are a variety of event options, depending on the time and resources available.

Details on how to host a "Send Off" event or any of our other responsible drinking, summer safety events are available in the online implementation guide.

The "Play to Live Pledge", also promoted during the events, has received more than 100 commitments from Sailors pledging to drink responsibly this summer. To take the pledge, visit .

NADAP encourages all commands to download the "Keep What You've Earned" "Event-in-a-Box" guide and host a responsible drinking event this summer. For more information, you can access materials and resources from NADAP's "Keep What You've Earned" campaign, available at .

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A U.S. Navy graphic produced by Navy Personnel Command promoting the Navy's new responsible drinking campaign.
130424-N-ZZ999-001 WASHINGTON (April 24, 2013) A U.S. Navy graphic produced by Navy Personnel Command promoting the Navy's new responsible drinking campaign, "Keep What You've Earned." For more information on the "Keep What You've Earned" campaign, visit: (U.S. Navy photo illustration by Navy Personnel Command/Released)
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