Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46My First Drug Demand Reduction Presentation By YM/Pvt Isaiah Rodriguez Excelsior High Desert (CA) My first Drug Demand Reduction presentation was really nerve-racking. I prepared my presentation, but I am not used to public speaking. As I stood there in front of my unit, I was very shy. The subject of my presentation was avoiding mari- juana. I introduced myself and began the presentation with my first slide. I talked about the dangers of marijuana use, and how it will ruin your life unless used under strict medical supervision. All the Young Marines were proud of me and I was glad that I achieved my goal in presenting the material. I hope all Young Marines will do the same and work to excel in their objectives. By Joe Lusignan, Deputy Director, West Coast Operations and Program Drug Demand Reduction Resource Officer For those who weren’t able to attend the Adult Leaders Con- ference, I want to announce the winners of the DEA Enrique Kiki Camarena Division Awards and those that placed. As you know, winning this award is based on the size of the unit’s overall Drug Demand Reduction footprint in their com- munity. It’s not only teaching our mandatory Project Alert curriculum, and participating in Red Ribbon Week, it’s all the things the unit does year round to promote living a healthy, drug-free lifestyle. And the best thing about the award, in ad- dition to it commemorating the efforts and sacrifice of Kiki Camarena, is that the winners are selected by the Drug En- forcement Administration themselves; a strong endorsement of our efforts across the nation. For the first time, in addition to the first place winner in each division being presented a plaque from the DEA, and a streamer, we were able to present a monetary check in honor of their hard work. First place received a check for $1,000. Sec- ond place received a check for $500 and third place received a check for $250. For those that were in attendance, you received your checks at the ALC. For those who were not able to make it, the checks are in the mail. No, seriously, I put them in there myself. Without further ado... Division One 1. Natchaug River Young Marines 2. Westover Young Marines 3. Hanover Area Young Marines Division Two 1. Southern Maryland Young Marines 2. Seaford Young Marines 3. LCpl Caleb Powers Young Marines Division Three 1. Young Marines of Pensacola 2. Orlando Devil Dogs Young Marines 3. (Tie) Young Marines of Albany Upstate Young Marines Division Four 1. Douglas County Young Marines 2. Pueblo Young Marines 3. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Young Marines Division Five 1. Pulaski Young Marines 2. Greater Cleveland Young Marines 3. Miami Valley Young Marines Division Six 1. Chino Valley Young Marines 2. East Valley Young Marines 3. Columbia River Young Marines Mr. Davis has already committed to doing the same mon- etary awards next year. So, let’s start digging in and making a difference now. It could pay off next spring. Grateful for all of your hard work, Joe Lusignan 2016 Camarena Award Winners Announced at ALC ESPRIT ONLINE | Page 14