DAFB supports Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month
By Tech. Sgt. Matt Davis, 436th AW Public Affairs
/ Published April 13, 2018
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. --
Team Dover recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month throughout the month of April with various events on base to inform Airmen. The Department of Defense observes SAAPM by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all service members at every level.
“We all have a part in combating sexual violence and SAAPM offers an excellent opportunity to focus attention on our individual roles,” said Gail Reed-Attoh, 436th Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response coordinator. “The theme for this month is Protecting Our People, Protects our Mission. Dover will provide more action-oriented activities to improve this commitment.”
Some of the SAAPM events on DAFB this month include a SAPR Color Run April 25 at 8 a.m. inside the base theater and outreach at the main gate. Additional SAPR events will be offered throughout the year.
The mission of the DAFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is to reinforce 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.
“Being a good Airman starts from within. We must actively teach and be taught on SAPR,” said Lt. Col. Todd Walker, 436th Logistics Readiness Squadron commander. “The mission always gets accomplished, but it's at a tremendous cost if the Airmen accomplishing the mission are suffering from sexual assault and feel like they have nowhere to turn. A good wingman wants to learn, needs to learn, and looks to love those around them.”
For more information on Team Dover’s SAPR program and reporting options visit: http://www.dover.af.mil/About-Us/CAF/SAPR/ or call 24/7 302-363- SARC (7272)