Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
- Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location outside the continental United States)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC)

Real Wingman Act

Promoting respect, preserving dignity

167th Airlift Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The 167th Airlift Wing SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for members of the 167th Airlift Wing. The SARC office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the Wing.

Obtaining Help

Immediate medical care is essential. Get to a safe place and CALL 911. Once medical care has been established, contact the 167th Airlift Wing SARC at (304) 616-5240 or (304) 433-5324 and/or contact the Safe Helpline at (877) 955-5247 or www.SafeHelpline.org.

sapr Videos

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody talk on the importance of preventing sexual assault in the Air Force and Airmen taking care of one another.

 
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program reinforces 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. 

Sexual assault is criminal conduct. It falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform. Specifically, it violates Air Force Core Values. Inherent in our core values of Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do is respect: self-respect, mutual respect and respect for our Air Force as an institution. 

Our core values and respect are the foundation of our wingman culture -- a culture in which we look out for each other and take care of each other. Incidents of sexual assault corrode the very fabric of our wingman culture; therefore, we must strive for an environment where this type of behavior is not tolerated and where all Airmen are respected.
Secretary of Defense Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention 

Each April, the Department of Defense observes Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month and commits to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence. This year's theme, "We own it... We'll solve it... Together," emphasizes our commitment to solving the problem of sexual assault in the many ways we work within each service, across the department and in our communities to combat this issue.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel explains the importance of working together on this effort.

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, message to the force on Sexual Assault Awareness Month.