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Sexual Assault and Prevention

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The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability. The Air Force promotes sensitive care and confidential reporting for victims of sexual assault and accountability for those who commit these crimes.

Sexual assault is criminal conduct. It falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform. Specifically, it violates Air Force Core Values. Inherent in our core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do is respect: self-respect, mutual respect and respect for our Air Force as an institution.

Our core values and respect are the foundation of our wingman culture -- a culture in which we look out for each other and take care of each other. Incidents of sexual assault corrode the very fabric of our wingman culture; therefore, we must strive for an environment where this type of behavior is not tolerated and where all Airmen are respected.

How to Report a Sexual Assault

1. Call the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) (580) 649-0656, on-call 24/7.

2. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) office is located in Bldg 116, Rm 129. The SARC or a Victim Advocate can provide you with support and information regarding your reporting options.

Reporting Options for Sexual Assault

DOD service members, DOD civilians, dependents, and DOD Contractors are eligible for services through the SAPR office.

DOD service members and their dependents over 18 years of age are eligible for Restricted Reporting.

 Restricted Reporting  Unrestricted Reporting 
Contact SARC   Contact SARC
 Command is NOT notified  Command is notified
 No investigation is initiated  Investigation is initiated
 SARC or victim advocate attends to the needs of the victim, providing supportive services   SARC or victim advocate attends to the needs of the victim, providing supportive services
 Get medical care  Get medical care
 Get counseling  Get counseling
 Can make unrestricted reporting decision at a later date  

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Target Hardening

"A person should never be blamed for being a victim of a crime. Sexual predators take advantage of a person's vulnerabilities when they commit sexual assault. Consider these behaviors and concepts ways to mitigate these vulnerabilities and make yourself a harder target."

Common sense, situational awareness, and trusting your instincts will reduce your risk of being sexually assaulted.

Following the tips below will also decrease your chances of being attacked:

- If you consume alcohol, do so in moderation. Studies indicate that about half of all U.S. sexual assaults involve the use of alcohol by the offender, the victim, or both.

- Do not leave your beverage unattended or accept a drink from an open container.

- When you date someone, communicate clearly with that person to ensure he or she knows your limits from the beginning. Both verbal and nonverbal (body language) communication can be used to ensure the message is understood.

- If you go on a date with someone you do not know very well, tell a close friend what your plans are.

- You have the right to say "No" even if you:
-- Say yes, but change your mind
-- Have had sex with this partner before
-- Have been kissing or "making out"
-- Are wearing "provocative" clothing

- Always have extra money to get home. Have a plan for someone you can call if you need help.

- If you feel uncomfortable, scared, or pressured, act quickly to end the situation. Say, "Stop it" and leave or call for help.

- When you go to a party, go with a group of friends. Arrive together, watch out for each other and leave together. Be a good Wingman!

- Be aware of your surroundings at all times.

- Do not allow yourself to be isolated with a person you do not know or trust.

- Travel with a friend or in a group.

- Plan your outings and avoid getting into a bad situation.

- Walk only in lighted areas after dark.

- Keep the doors to homes, barracks, and cars locked.

- Know where the phone is located. 

"Remember, sexual assault is a crime. A person should never be blamed for being a victim of a crime."