"During the last year, the Air Force has worked hard to combat sexual assault. We have invested in programmatic, educational, and resourcing efforts aimed at reinforcing a zero tolerance environment. The Air Force's mission depends on Airmen having complete trust and confidence in one another. Our core values of Integrity, Service and Excellence, define the standard. Sexual assault is absolutely inconsistent and incompatible with our core values, our mission, and our heritage. As such, our SAPR program is a priority both for ensuring readiness and taking care of our Airmen."
Deborah Lee James Secretary of the Air Force -------------------------------------------------------
"Sexual assault has no place in our Air Force. We live in a culture of respect. We cherish our core values of integrity, service and excellence. But in order to ensure all Airmen experience and benefit from those values, we must eliminate sexual assault in our ranks."
Mark A. Welsh III
General, USAF Chief of Staff -------------------------------------------------------
"Sexual assault has no place in our Air Force. We will continue to provide a balance of focused education, compassionate advocacy, and accountability in order to promote dignity and respect. We remain dedicated to eliminating sexual assault and instilling confidence and care in the reporting process.."
James A. Cody
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force
Air Force SAPR Top Stories
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Messages
"SecAF: AF committed to preventing sexual assault" In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James is charging all Airmen to join senior leaders in taking action against sexual assault.
"CAASV-Cadet Athletes Against Sexual Violence"
"SecDef and CJCS Sexual Assault Awareness
Each April the Department of Defense observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In this video Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey discuss the importance of stopping sexual assault in the military and how everyone must do their part to combat this issue.
" Sexual Assault - A Survivor's Story "
This training video was developed to shed light on the ugly truth of sexual assault and its devastating effects on victims.
"CSAF and CMSAF: Importance of preventing sexual assault in the Air Force and Airmen taking care of one another"
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody talk about reinforcing the Air Force's commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault through awareness and prevention training, education, victim advocacy, response, reporting and accountability.
The Faces of Sexual Assault
Below is a collection of Sexual Assault survivor stories.
"Finding light through the darkness"
"Help Is A Good Thing"
The following video contains a graphic first-hand account of an Air Force colonel's experience with sexual assault in 1988.
"I've Been Sexually Assaulted - Co-worker"
An Air Force technical sergeant, who has been sexually assaulted, recently came forward to speak as a survivor in hopes of educating Airmen on sexual assault and how to recognize it.
"I Thought He Was A Friend"
An Air Force senior airman, who has been sexually assaulted, recently came forward to speak as a survivor in hopes of educating Airmen on sexual assault and how to recognize it.