Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values. 

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim. 

Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious. 

For Information on Sexual Assault reporting options please contact your SARC or click on the links below.

 



Bystander intervention

All of our small choices will add up to ultimately change things so that less people are hurt by interpersonal violence.

   Reactive

When you see something that concerns you around the issue of interpersonal violence, you can take the direct approach, confront or check
 in; you an delegate, ask a friend, supervisor, or professional to get involved; or distract when you see a situation that you just want to diffuse. Choose an option that works best for you, that works with your barriers. It's not important what you do, just that you do something

   Proactive

Our goal is to strengthen our community values and norms so that a new Airman who came to our organization knows that interpersonal violence is not okay and everyone is expected to do their part. Posters, fridge magnets, bumper sticks can communicate, without saying a word, your commitment to prevention. You can incorporate bystander messages and articles on social media. You can show your support of prevention efforts in your everyday conversations and talk to your friends and family about the importance of this issue in your off time.

SAPR Hightlights

This section will highlight and describe a wing event or activity conducted throughout the month that stands out from other wing SAPR programs.

Pictures with description of the event or activity must be submitted to be considered for recognition.

Mission and Vision Statement

ANG SAPR MISSION STATEMENT: The Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) serves as the single point of authority for program accountability and oversight, in order to enable military readiness and reduce -- with a goal to eliminate -- sexual assault from the military.

Chaplain Corps Diversity Drug Demand Reduction Program Airman and Family Readiness Equal Opportunity Psychological Health Suicide Prevention

Reach Out

Safe Helpline: 877-995-5247

Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one specialized support and information, and is confidential, anonymous and secure. Safe Helpline services are available worldwide, 24/7 — providing victims with the help they need anytime, anywhere.

For additional information, visit their website by clicking here.


Leadership Messages

"As Airmen, I ask you to be a part of the prevention of negative behaviors and develop a culture of respect and inclusion for our Airmen."

Lt. Gen. Scott Rice
Director, Air National Guard

"When an Airman asks for help, we want to recognize and support their courageous behavior."

Maj. Gen. Sasseville
Deputy Director, Air National Guard

"I charge all officers, NCOs, and supervisors to use their authority and force of personality to prevent and eliminate sexual assault from our ranks."

James Mattis
Secretary of Defense

"Acts that demoralize units and degrade readiness, such as sexual assault and sexual harassment, will never be tolerated. We must ensure all victims receive our utmost  support and care."

Gen. Joseph Lengyel
Chief, National Guard Bureau