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Sexual Assault Prevention

Sexual Assault is defined as: Intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur regardless of gender, marriage, or age of the victim.
Sexual assault is a crime punishable under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).


If you have been the victim of a sexual assault, REMEMBER...
-  Never hesitate to get help.
-  Whether you choose restricted or unrestricted reporting, your action starts the response and healing process; evidence may be collected up to 72 hours after an incident; the earlier the better.
·  Bring a change of clothes (if you have already changed clothing: bring the soiled clothing in a paper bag--not plastic).
·  Avoid eating or drinking anything.
·  Evidence is better preserved if you don't shower, brush your teeth or use mouthwash.
·  Use of any type of medication on any injuries can affect test results; getting to immediate medical care is highly recommended.
·  Resist bathroom use; but if you must; bring your urine for testing in a plastic or glass container; pat dry do not wipe.
·  Try to not disturb or clean up the crime scene valuable evidence might be present.

Reporting Options

Click here for more information about reporting sexual assault.

Ask: If someone needs help and when they do

Act: Assist or get help for the individual in need of assistance, or call the police; or

Intervene: Remove the individual out of the immediate situation; don't leave your friend or a person in need alone with the possible offender.
Intervention and Risk Management
are the keys to prevention

Be Prepared: travel with a friend or in groups, stay in control.

Be Alert: watch for signs of trouble; trust your instincts; report unauthorized visitors.

Be Assertive: state what you want; use a confident voice and body posture.

Contact Information

If you feel that you, or someone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, please contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, SARC, to discuss your options.

151st ARW SARC
(801) 245-2960

24/7 Help Available
151st ARW 24-hour helpline:
(385) 253-0520
UT JFHQ 24-hour helpline:
(801) 716-9254
DoD Safe Helpline:

"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."

Gen. Mark A. Welsh III
Air Force Chief of Staff