Sexual Assault- intentional sexual contact by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Includes rape, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit any of these acts.
Consent- words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused’s use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship by itself or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapacity.
Promoting Respect, Preserving Dignity
107th Attack Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The 107th Attack Wing SARCs serve as points of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivors) care for members of the 107th ATKW, 222nd CACS and 274th ASOS. 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 a 107th Attack Wing SARC at (716) 236-3088 or (716) 228-7736, call or click SafeHelpline.org at (877) 955-5247
The foundation of the Air Force is our core values of Integrity, Service and Excellence. We will build on that foundation by reinforcing and fostering a culture of dignity and respect; an environment that identifies perpetrators and holds them accountable; and an environment where victims feel empowered to come forward to report this crime.
Any disclosure of a sexual assault from a military member, military dependent or civilian without requesting confidentiality. Can be reported to the SARC, chain of command, law enforcement, Air Force Office of Special Investigations and may be investigated
Confidential disclosure of a sexual assault from a military member, adult dependent or Air Force civilian. Can ONLY be reported to the SARC, Victim Advocate or healthcare personnel.
Disclosure of a sexual assault by someone other than the victim and may initiate an investigation.