Health & Safety

April 12, 2013

Sexual Assault Awareness Month under way

Tags:
Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th Fighter Wing commander, signs the Sexual Assault Awareness Month ribbon during an opening ceremony in Flag Park April 3 at Luke Air Force Base. The theme for this year’s awareness month is “We own it. We’ll solve it … Together.” The commander encouraged supervisors and leaders to understand the problem and help deter sexual assault from happening within the ranks.

More than 50 Thunderbolts gathered at the base headquarters April 3 to mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Luke Air Force Base.

Joice Jones, 56th Fighter Wing Sexual Assault and Prevention Response Office coordinator, started the ceremony by thanking victim advocates and wing leaders for their care and support. One victim advocate in particular, Tech. Sgt. Mitzi Ebensteiner, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment NCO-in-charge, quoted the victim advocate’s statement.

“The survivor brings hope to other survivors that they will be heard and they do matter,” she said. “So remember, your words and actions let survivors know if you are someone they can talk to about what they may have carried inside, sometimes silently, for years.”

Brig. Gen. Mike Rothstein, 56th FW commander, told attendees a story illustrating how sexual assaults affect the victim and those around them. He encouraged supervisors and leaders to understand the problem and rallied every Thunderbolt to help deter future incidents.

The ceremony was capped off by a signing of the SAAM commemorative ribbon led by Rothstein and wing leaders.

The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office is providing mandated prevention training every Wednesday to all active-duty members and civilians who supervise them. For more information on training or other ways to get involved, call (623) 856-4878.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Senior Airman Devante Williams

56th FW has new mission

Senior Airman Devante Williams Brig. Gen. Scott Pleus, left, 56th Fighter Wing commander, and Charles Lilly, right, lithograph artist, present the new 56th Fighter Wing lithograph May 21 during the 56th FW change of mission cer...
 
 

Develop your replacement

Although it might be a hard pill to swallow in today’s self-esteem charged, participation-trophy society, we are all replaceable. I often say of the Air Force’s perpetual personnel moves, we are all transitional employees so we should subscribe to the “hit by a bus” theory of leadership development. In other words, if you don’t show...
 
 

Balance

It is obvious, since the beginning of time, society in general has become more and more advanced. Today’s Air Force is absolutely no exception. As Airmen our mission is simple — to fly, fight and win. However, when we look at the essence of what each one of us do in the Air Force, that...
 

 
Senior Airman James Hensley

A mother’s right …

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Marcy Copeland, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, closes a curtain to the nursing room May 13 at the 56th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center on Luke Air For...
 
 

News Briefs May 29, 2015

Leadership Gold Members of the Profession of Arms Center of Excellence are visiting Luke to present Dr. John Maxwell’s Leadership Gold, which grows leaders and fosters teamwork, at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Navy Operational Support Center, Bldg. 300, Room 412. The event is open to all military and civilian service members...
 
 

35 senior airmen graduate ALS

The 56th Fighter Wing Airman Leadership School graduated 35 senior airmen May 14 from class 15-4. The award winners are: John L. Levitow Award: Noah Bolton, 56th Operations Support Squadron Distinguished graduates: Jared Clark, 56th OSS; Jacob Gagnon, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron; and Rodney Yolangco, 56th OSS Commandant’s Award: Jared Clark, 56th OSS Academic Achievement...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin