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9.09.22 – DCA Base Brief: 2022 Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) Conference

Friday, September 9, 2022

Your local DCA Professional Standards and EAP Representatives, along with other bases and APFA National Officers, recently attended the 12th Annual Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Conference (FADAP) in Baltimore.

This yearly event is a 3-day credited training especially geared for those Flight Attendants assisting Flight Attendants, representing 25 Airlines from American to United.

We were also appreciative to see Management in attendance to hear first-hand about the ongoing challenges that are unique to the Flight Attendant group which we face every day.

Speakers this year included United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh, who gave a very relatable and honest story about his own struggles and demons from a young boy to the position he proudly holds today.

Many Flight Attendants shared their personal success journeys, some near the brink of death.

It takes courage to raise your hand and say you need help. No matter what the issue, our job as Representatives is to ensure you get it.

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American Airlines APFA Leadership, Representatives, and FADAP Coordinators Heather Healy, Deborah McCormick, Marcus Recarte.

DCA Base EAP and Professional Standards Representatives Claudia Frye, Dianne Britton, Gaby Jimenez, Charlotte Lewis. 


United States Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh.

APFA National President Julie Hedrick, APFA ASAP and Safety Representative Barrington Johnson, DCA Employee Assistance and Professional Standards Representatives Claudia Frye, Dianne Britton, Walter Davis (SFO).

With the end of Labor Day Weekend, and now the 21st Anniversary of 9/11 approaching, I wanted to share a poem previously written that may still resonate today.

In the meantime, stay connected and stay safe.


TOGETHER by Di

We have weathered the storms, the hail, and the rains.

We have gone through much turbulence that has rocked us and our planes.

We have stood by each other no matter what Wings, to fight for improvements true Unity brings.

We have overcome bankruptcy, furloughs, and stress.
And forged through many mergers, with both loss and success.

We have watched as our aircraft have crashed to the ground.
That cowards on 9/11 failed in keeping us down!

We have smiled through face masks and been attacked on our plane.
While worrying about our own health and the risks we sustain.

Our schedules are stagnant across the system.
Yet we refuse to back down, give up hope, or play victim.

We must lean on each other and offer hugs of support.
We will again rise to this task with strength and rapport.

So let’s band together as Flight Attendants do best.

Yes, we have weathered these storms and will conquer the rest!

In Unity,

Your Professional Standards/ EAP Representatives

Dianne Britton  (724) 544-6979    [email protected]
Claudia Frye     (571) 480-2858    [email protected]

Gaby Jimenez   (201) 838-3179    [email protected]
Charlotte Lewis (703) 728-6930    [email protected]

APFA Professional Standards:
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Euless, Texas 76040

M-F: 9:00AM - 5:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Call APFA

Contract & Scheduling Desk
M-F: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (CT)
Phone: (817) 540-0108

Chat APFA

After-Hours Live Chat
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