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Promoting Respect, Preserving Dignity

162nd Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response: Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims of sexual assault. The 162nd Wing SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim and survivor care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the Wing.

Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Wings 24/7 SARC Response Helpline at 520-305-0299 or the DOD Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247.

Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is a crime punishable under the Uniform Code of Military justice (UCMJ), and it is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.

Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.

What do I do if I am sexually assaulted?

  • Get to a safe place.
  • Call 911 if you need immediate medical or police assistance.
  • Preserve all evidence of assault (evidence may still be collected up to 120 hours after the incident). Do not bathe/shower, wash your hands, brush your teeth, use mouthwash, eat, drink, smoke, or use any medications.
  • Do not change clothes. If you do, bring the soiled clothes in a paper bag--not plastic.
  • If you are still at the location of the crime, do not clean, straighten up, or remove anything.
  • Write down or record what you remember.
  • Reach out for help. Learn your options for Restricted or Unrestricted reporting so that those you reach out to will understand your needs and can best assist you.