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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

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

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