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) 616-5991 or (304) 839-8157 and/or contact the Safe Helpline at (877) 955-5247 or www.SafeHelpline.org.

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.