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DOD Honors Sexual Assault Response Coordinators

The Defense Department honored six exceptional sexual assault response coordinators for their outstanding efforts in assisting victims of sexual assault and for their commitment to preventing this crime, officials said. Story

Deskins: Military Leadership Committed to Fixing Sexual Assault

For Deskins — the sixth woman promoted to general in the New York National Guard — spearheading the Air National Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program for the 100,000 Air National Guard members is the latest opportunity in a 30-year career. Story

Battle Against Sexual Assault Begins at Top, Hagel Says

Measures to battle sexual assault must start at the top, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said during a visit to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, which operates the Safe Helpline set up to help sexual assault victims in the Defense Department. Story

Editorial: Sexual harassment, Assault Has No Place In Our Ranks

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, and it's a great time to talk about the Army's top priority: the elimination of sexual harassment and sexual assault throughout our ranks. Every member of the Joint Base San Antonio community -- military and civilians -- should be well aware that the Army harbors zero tolerance for sexual harassment and assault. Story

'Walk to End Violence' Raises Awareness of Sexual Assault

Because April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach's Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, team sponsored a walk Thursday, at Katterbach Kaserne, Germany. Story

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Flash Mob Adds Flavor to Lunch

Service members and civilians were treated to an unexpected show during lunch when a group of Soldiers suddenly began dancing in a dining facility on Camp Arifjan, Kuwait during a flash mob designed to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April 21. Story

1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Stays SHARP

Battle lines have been drawn. The U.S. armed forces has waged a war within the ranks of the most powerful military in the world. It's a war on sexual assault and sexual harassment. The rules of engagement for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines in this area of operation? Intervene, take action and assist. Story

Fort Jackson Leaders Share Thoughts on SHARP Program

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Department of Defense is calling on service members in April to recognize and understand the seriousness of sexual assault in the military. Story

401st AFSB and 3-401st AFSBn-Bagram Host Sexual Assault Awareness Month Events

Three Soldiers assigned to 514th Support Maintenance Co., 77th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, were on teams that wonboth the three-point shoot-out team-building event and the 50-yard MATV pull event during the 401st AFSB and 3-401st Sexual Assault Awareness Month special emphasis day Apr. 19, 2014. Image

Rape Survivor Does Not Let Assault Define Her

Once held at gunpoint and repeatedly gang raped, 24-year-old Monika Korra says the incident that occurred five years ago in Dallas does not define her. Story

General Encourages Social Courage to Combat Sexual Assault

With Sexual Assault Awareness Month underway, the Defense Department Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office director encouraged “social courage” and a recognition of the cues and behaviors that lead to the under-reported crime to help eradicate it. Story

Army Installation Holds SHARP Summit, Encourage Culture of Prevention and Trust

Brig. Gen. Daniel Hughes, program executive officer for PEO Command, Control, Communications-Tactical, poses a question to a leadership panel comprised of Aberdeen Proving Ground senior leaders during the 2014 Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Summit, April 16, 2014 Image

USAFA Hosts Conference of Service Academy Superintendents

Superintendents, deans of faculty, athletic directors and admission directors from all U.S. service academies gathered here for the annual Conference of Service Academy Superintendents April 9-11 to discuss issues of concern and share best practices. Story

High Heels Event Elevates Awareness for Sexual Violence

Sexualized violence does not just affect women. It affects the men who care about them, their families, friends, coworkers, and their communities. Sexualized violence is an epidemic. Story

Helpline Marks 3 Years of Aiding Assault Victims

The DOD Safe Helpline -- a crisis-response resource that provides sexual assault victims with an anonymous and confidential system of support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world – marks three years of operation this month. Story

Area II Wants You to 'Speak up!' to Prevent Sexual Assault

Sexual Assault Awareness Month officially began with a solemn ceremony held at South Post Chapel, March 31. The welcoming speech was given by Master Sgt. Latisha Turner, followed by national anthems, and an invocation speech by Maj. Tim Won. Story

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

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