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Pathways to Thriving Thriving in wake of assault is focus of Air Force Academy summit
Survivors of sexual assault gathered at the U.S. Air Force Academy this week to collaborate with leaders and subject matter experts on how to not only survive an assault, but to thrive in its wake.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: May 9
On this look around the Air Force, the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle-4 returns from its 718-day mission and the U.S. Air Force Academy superintendent testifies before Congress on the Academy’s sexual assault prevention and response programs.
0 5/09
2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright, visits Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., for an all-call where he spoke with hundreds of Airmen conveying his strategic messages on March 17, 2017. Wright took questions from a dozen Airmen ranging from policy to quality of life. The CMSAF serves as a personal advisor to the Air Force Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, proper utilization, and progress of the enlisted force and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Andy M. Kin) Stopping Sexual Assault – Not Just in April
The truth is, the vast majority of Airmen we serve alongside have never – and will never – sexually assault another person in their lifetime. Let me say it again for the people in the back – the vast majority of our Airmen HAVE NEVER and WILL NEVER harm another person. Hard stop.
0 3/31
2017
Laura Chiang from the Center for Disease Control and prevention, interacts with a group of participants during a discussion on barriers to effective prevention at the Primary Prevention of Violence Foundation Training seminar held on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga. July 19, 2016. The 10-day training program held 18-29 July, involved guest speakers from Headquarters Air Force, CDC and Green Dot. (U.S. Air Force photo/Don Peek) New AF violence prevention specialists training begins
Representatives from the major commands and more than 30 Air Force installations attended training at Dobbins Air Reserve Base July 18-29 to become violence prevention specialists. The Specialists for the Primary Prevention of Violence is being set up as a new helping agency for Airmen and their families.
0 8/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force report on sexual assault highlights program's progress
Air Force reports of sexual assault decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, while reporting by male victims increased according to the service’s annual report on sexual assault released May 5.
0 5/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo Air Force officials name SARC of the year
An Air Force captain earned the service’s 2015 Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Award during a ceremony April 28 at the Pentagon.
0 4/28
2016
Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells the Pentagon press corps that the fiscal year 2014 annual report on sexual assault in the military helps the services understand and correct flaws in the program May 1, 2015. (DoD photo/Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt) More sexual assault reports show growing trust in system
More military service academy cadets and midshipmen in the 2014-15 school year reported instances of sexual assault and harassment, indicating growing trust in the reporting system, a Defense Department official said Jan. 7.
0 1/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force
Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when 1,500 Airman implementers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide.
11 12/30
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force releases new SAPR strategy
Air Force leaders released a five-year Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Strategy that will guide the Air Force in developing a robust prevention model while continually honing response capabilities today.
3 10/27
2015
Special Victims' Counsel provides sexual assault victims legal assistance. SVCs are active-duty judge advocates whose role is to represent victims in a confidential, attorney-client relationship through the investigation and prosecution process. (U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) The voice of the victims
Power: the strength to make a decision. Control: the means to carry it out. These things are the currency of freedom, and what are robbed from sexual assault victims.
0 10/13
2015
Barry Waite, the Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development’s chief of workforce diversity and civilian professional development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, delivers a lesson on communicating with leadership at all levels to Air Force sexual assault response coordinators during a five-day SARC annual refresher course at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Va., Aug. 5, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks) SARCs hone skills at annual refresher course
The Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office recently concluded a five-day annual refresher course for nearly 130 Air Force sexual assault response coordinators at the National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, Aug. 3-7.
0 8/10
2015
Staff Sgt. Joshua Greene, is just one of more than 30 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, who are the first line of support for victims of sexual assault. The victim advocate offers support to their clients, facilitates their decision making, informs them of their rights, serves as a liaison among agencies, accompanies their clients to appointments, offer crisis intervention, conducts safety planning and works with other helping and law enforcement agencies until their services are no longer needed or requested. Greene is assigned to the 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron as a firefighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera) Victim advocate lends a helping hand
Staff Sgt. Joshua Greene, a 673rd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, has been a victim advocate for the past seven years, and although he hadn't put much thought into it when he signed up, the impact he has made on others has caused him to never look back.
0 6/15
2015
Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James reads messages created by Air Staff members who lined the Arnold Corridor in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, in the Pentagon, April 20, 2015. The Air Force's senior leaders hosted the short hallway event to send the message, that while the official SAAPM concluded, sexual assault prevention is all year long. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF top leaders hold event for Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month
Airmen gathered in the Pentagon with the Air Force top leaders for a ‘chalk walk’ to raise awareness about sexual assault, April 20.
0 4/22
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF Special Victims' Counsel provides legal assistance, support
If a sexual assault happens, it is crucial for individuals to know who they can turn to, where they can go and what help is available to them. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The month focuses on ensuring Airmen and families are aware of the resources available to aid in the prevention of sexual assault and the different types of reporting procedures available.
0 4/03
2015
Capt. Erin Kenny (right) advises the alleged perpetrator, Airman 1st Class Adam Arruda,  during a sexual assault mock trial Feb. 24, 2015, at Kunsan Air Base, South Korea. Airmen from the Kunsan AB First Term Airmen Center have the opportunity to witness a realistic portrayal of a sexual assault trial every month. Kenny is an Area Defense Counsel attorney. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Katrina Heikkinen) Mock trials teach SAPR through demonstration
Airmen from the Kunsan Air Base First Term Airmen Center witnessed a sexual assault mock trial, providing a realistic portrayal of a trial. It was an attempt to highlight the emotional, legal and wide-reaching ramifications of sexual assault on individuals, work sections and units involved.
0 3/03
2015
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel provides closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 16, 2015, on Joint Base Andrews, Md. (Department of Defense photo/ Casper Manlangit)  Hagel: Fight to end sexual assault must be ‘personal’
Efforts to eliminate the baneful issue of sexual assault “must be personal,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in closing remarks at the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention Summit Jan. 16.
0 1/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo SAPR: Creating a culture shift
According to officials from the Department of Defense's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program, rising reports of sexual assault is not only a good indication of a cultural shift in the force structure, but also on the utilization of SAPR resources. People who experience sexual assault are proving to be more likely to report it, which allows commanders to weed out the perpetrators, and in turn, create a safer environment for everyone.
1 1/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force makes strides in combating sexual assault
Eight-hundred fewer Active-Duty Airmen experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 204 than in fiscal 2012, and 500 more Airmen reported the crime over the same period.
1 12/04
2014
Default Air Force Logo Victim advocates provide selfless service for Airmen
When an Airman is assaulted, representatives of the Air Force’s own Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate program stand ready to assist.
1 10/06
2014
Default Air Force Logo AF ensures command visibility on substantiated sex-related offenses
Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30.
0 9/30
2014
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