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Spc. Theodore Lozano waves cards on Clay Kaserne urging members of the Wiesbaden military community on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,  not to drink and drive at Clay Kaserne.
Spc. Theodore Lozano waves cards on Clay Kaserne urging members of the Wiesbaden military community on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, not to drink and drive at Clay Kaserne. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Spc. Theodore Lozano waves cards on Clay Kaserne urging members of the Wiesbaden military community on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,  not to drink and drive at Clay Kaserne.
Spc. Theodore Lozano waves cards on Clay Kaserne urging members of the Wiesbaden military community on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, not to drink and drive at Clay Kaserne. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Lance Cpl. Austin Hurlock, left, and Lance Cpl. Logan Pilgrim, both with the Marine Corps Support Battalion at Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne, hold a sign advertising Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, as Army Sgt. Susan Noga smiles at motorists Tuesday, July 2, 2013. BOSS members and others were at the exit gate to discourage people from drinking and driving.
Lance Cpl. Austin Hurlock, left, and Lance Cpl. Logan Pilgrim, both with the Marine Corps Support Battalion at Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne, hold a sign advertising Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, as Army Sgt. Susan Noga smiles at motorists Tuesday, July 2, 2013. BOSS members and others were at the exit gate to discourage people from drinking and driving. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
A sign at Wiesbaden, Germany's Clay Kaserne is updated to show the number of days that have passed since a drunken driving incident involving a member of the garrison's community.
A sign at Wiesbaden, Germany's Clay Kaserne is updated to show the number of days that have passed since a drunken driving incident involving a member of the garrison's community. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
A motorist takes a card from a  member of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany. Troops with the program, along with military police and other garrison members, handed out cards that discourage drinking and driving ahead of the long holiday weekend.
A motorist takes a card from a member of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Clay Kaserne in Wiesbaden, Germany. Troops with the program, along with military police and other garrison members, handed out cards that discourage drinking and driving ahead of the long holiday weekend. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Susan Noga, with U.S. Army Europe headquarters, was one of many members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers who handed out informational cards Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Clay Kaserne advising motorists against drinking and driving. BOSS members were joined by others from the garrison for the event at the base's exit gate.
Sgt. Susan Noga, with U.S. Army Europe headquarters, was one of many members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers who handed out informational cards Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Clay Kaserne advising motorists against drinking and driving. BOSS members were joined by others from the garrison for the event at the base's exit gate. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
A motorist takes a card from Spc. Theodore Lozano, a member of Wiesbaden, Germany's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, at Clay Kaserne on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The cards offered information aimed to discourage drinking and driving ahead of the long holiday weekend.
A motorist takes a card from Spc. Theodore Lozano, a member of Wiesbaden, Germany's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, at Clay Kaserne on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. The cards offered information aimed to discourage drinking and driving ahead of the long holiday weekend. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Nicholas Titman with U.S. Army Europe headquarters hands out cards Tuesday, July 2, 2013, advising motorists against drinking and driving at Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne.
Sgt. Nicholas Titman with U.S. Army Europe headquarters hands out cards Tuesday, July 2, 2013, advising motorists against drinking and driving at Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
A Wiesbaden military community member speaks with a member of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers after receiving an information and designated driver card on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Clay Kaserne. 

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A Wiesbaden military community member speaks with a member of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers after receiving an information and designated driver card on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Clay Kaserne. Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Wiesbaden Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members hand out cards to motorists exiting Clay Kaserne on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, to discourage drinking and driving heading into the long holiday weekend.
Wiesbaden Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members hand out cards to motorists exiting Clay Kaserne on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, to discourage drinking and driving heading into the long holiday weekend. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
More than 10 Wiesbaden military community Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members, Military Police and Army Substance Abuse Program volunteers handed out awareness cards on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, to help reduce the number of instances of Driving Under the Influence in the community.
More than 10 Wiesbaden military community Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers members, Military Police and Army Substance Abuse Program volunteers handed out awareness cards on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, to help reduce the number of instances of Driving Under the Influence in the community. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)
Sgt. Susan Noga with the U.S. Army Europe headquarters hands out informational and designated driver cards to motorists exiting Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Sgt. Susan Noga with the U.S. Army Europe headquarters hands out informational and designated driver cards to motorists exiting Wiesbaden's Clay Kaserne on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (Mark Patton/Stars and Stripes)

WIESBADEN, Germany — Members of Wiesbaden’s Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program handed out cards to motorists leaving Clay Kaserne on Tuesday to discourage drinking and driving ahead of the long July Fourth holiday weekend.

One side of the card has local taxi and military police phone numbers and the other side entitles a designated driver to free nonalcoholic beverages while using the Army club system.

“It’s our way of showing we care about the community,” said Spc. Peter Maraman, the garrison’s BOSS president.

Military police and Army Substance Abuse Program representatives pitched in to help BOSS deliver the “don’t drink and drive” message.

Wiesbaden’s BOSS program has put on the event annually for seven years. Steve Eclavea, Morale, Welfare and Recreation/BOSS adviser, said the effort has now spread to other bases in Europe.

Eclavea said that after last year’s event, the garrison went 30 to 35 days without a drunken-driving incident. Usually the base experiences a reported incident about every five to 10 days, he said.

“A little impact helps,” Eclavea said.

patton.mark@stripes.com

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