NEWS | April 8, 2015

Know your part- Do your part; Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Airman 1st Class Taylor Queen 1st Combat Camera Squadron

The Sexual Assault Awareness Month continues with its scheduled events, the most recent being a 5K walk/run.

"What we're trying to get noticed was the teal shirts that were among the runners," said Florine King, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator for Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

Approximately 200 Airmen and family members participated in this year's 5K in support of Sexual Assault Awareness month. Before the run 17 participants were given teal colored t-shirts that signified the 17 unrestricted reports on JB Charleston last year.

"The biggest piece is the wingman concept, always take your wingman with you," added King. "And the bystander's intervention piece is a large part of it to, because you are making the decision whether or not you are going to intervene."

Although April is designated as SAAM, different squadrons throughout team Charleston host SAPR related events every month.

Team Charleston's SAPR program is hosting the remaining events in April:

April 23: Open Mic S.A.A.M. Poetry Slam at the Wings Bar inside the Charleston Club at 6 p.m.

April 24: Walk in their shoes on the Air Base red rubber track a 9 a.m.

For more information on SAPR and SARC visit the Joint Base Charleston website, or call at, 843-963-7880 or 7881.