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DOD Unveils Improved Sexual Assault Prevention Training

As part of efforts to eliminate the crime of sexual assault in the military, Defense Department officials announced improvements to sexual assault prevention and response training for all members of the armed forces and civilian employees. Story

U.S. Army Europe Soldier Named Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year

Master Sgt. Richard Fry, the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for U.S. Army Europe's 18th Engineer Brigade , was selected as the USAREUR and Department of the Army 2014 Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year. Story

SAAM Raises Awareness, Confidence in System

During fiscal year 2013, there were 36 reported cases of sexual assault involving service members at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Those cases factor into the approximately 5,400 reported cases of sexual assault within the military during FY13. Story

SHARP From the Soldier Perspective

Sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military receive frequent media attention. Leaders at the most senior levels have taken steps to improve the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. The question is, at the most junior Soldier level, is the SHARP program effective? Story

Chief of the U.S. Army Reserve Holds Town Hall on Fort McCoy

Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley, the chief of the U.S. Army Reserve and the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve Command, addressed more than 250 Soldiers during a town hall meeting at the 88th Regional Support Command headquarters on Fort McCoy, Wis., April 10. Story

Dempsey Compares Sexual Assault to Insider Attacks

Sexual assault in the military is what commanders would call in tactical terms “an insider attack,” Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told a session with bloggers. Story

Sex-offender Registry Among Top Army Family Action Plan Issues

While the Army is aware of the status of every Soldier convicted of a sex offense, no such searchable database exists that identifies convicted sex-offender family members and Army civilians that may live and work on Army installations. Story

U.S. Army Central Fights Sexual Assault With New 24-hour Center

A new tool in the fight against sexual assault and harassment was unveiled on Camp Arifjan with the ribbon cutting of a 24-hour sexual harassment/assault response and prevention center, April 7, 2014. Story

Fort Riley Opening Center For Sex Assault Victims

Fort Riley is opening a new Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center this week to assist survivors of sexual assault and help prevent the abuse from happening again. Story

Patriot Brigade SHARP Team Hosts Pancake Breakfast

Soldiers and leaders from across 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, came together for a Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention Pancake Breakfast at the Patriot Inn, April 3, 2014. The breakfast was part of the Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Story

SMA Chandler's Fort Gordon Visit Spreads Message of Challenge

Not even a full day after the official publication of Army Regulation 670-1, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took the stage at Fort Gordon to elaborate on expected changes across the Army and to address Soldiers' questions during a tour of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence Tuesday and Wednesday. Story

Area IV Hosts Sexual Assault Awareness Prayer Luncheon

The 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command “Team 19," kicked off with a prayer luncheon in support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1, at Henry’s Place, here. Story

Sexual Assault Prevention Advocate Speaks Out

Army Spc. Natasha Schuette wants victims of sexual abuse in the military to know they are not alone and that help is available. Story

Marne Family Steps Up for Sexual Assault Awareness

Spring sunshine filled the air at Marne Garden this afternoon as the Marne Family gathered to mark the signing of the 3rd Infantry Division Sexual Assault Awareness month proclamation by Maj. Gen. John M. Murray, 3rd ID Commanding General and Command Sgt. Major Edd Watson, 3rd ID Command Sergeant Major. Story

CASCOM Recognizes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Maj. Gen. Larry D. Wyche, Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Terry E. Parham, Sr., CASCOM and Fort Lee command sergeant major, signed a proclamation designating the official start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1, 2014. Story

Area IV Sexual Assault Awareness Month Prayer Luncheon

April is recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month and observed not only among civilians but also in the military. This year at Team 19 the month kicked off with a prayer luncheon with the chaplain in support of SAAM at Camp Henry, April 1. Story

Kicking Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

With teal-colored combat boots lining a section of the atrium of the Army National Guard Readiness Center here, soldiers from the Army National Guard kicked off this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month today. Story

National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 2014

The U.S. Army, in conjunction with the Department of Defense, is implementing the new 2014 SAAM theme Speak Up! A Voice Unheard is an Army Defeated, which is designed to strengthen the collective moral and ethical commitment, in keeping with Army Values and Warrior Ethos, to show respect and dignity for every Soldier, Department of the Army Civilian, family member, and the nation. Story

Army Women Honored for Courage, Character

The Defense Department honored three women for their exceptional character, courage, and commitment to Army values. Story

SHARP: No Tolerance for Harassment, Assault

Sometimes people inadvertently do something that is not acceptable, and other times they purposefully harm others, but no matter what the case the Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention program aims to eliminate sexual harassment and assault from the Army. Story

Pilot Course Bolsters Effort to Stamp Out Sexual Assault

"The Army still struggles with sexual assault and harassment. We're trying to get the processes and training in place so people realize we won't tolerate this," said the Army's chief of staff. Story

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