Pensacola Naval Air Station reached a milestone last month when the base marked 1,000 days without any alcohol-related incidents.
The base hit the record Dec. 30, 2017, according to a news release from its Public Affairs Office.
A handmade wooden tally board has been displayed prominently at the quarterdeck of NAS Pensacola since Dec. 9, 2014.
The board, which is updated every two days, tracks the number of days the base has gone without an alcohol-related incident.
Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Martin expressed pride at reaching the milestone.
“I am so proud of the NAS Pensacola community for its continued dedication to responsible alcohol use,” he said in a prepared statement. “To reach 1,000 days free of alcohol related incidents is an outstanding accomplishment but it doesn’t stop here. I look forward to seeing many more milestones hit during the remainder of my tenure.”
The Navy combats problems with substance abuse through the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention program. The program teaches sailors how to act responsibly when consuming alcohol and provides resources for recovery to those who struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse, the release states.
The Navy has also launched other campaigns including “Keep What You’ve Earned” and “Who Will Stand Your Watch. They highlight achievements and accomplishments of sailors during their naval careers and also educate them about the consequences of poor decisions involving alcohol.