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June 13, 2018

DoD Recognizes Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinators

Sexual assault response coordinators are a source of enduring strength for service members who go through recovery from assault or harassment, the director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said during a ceremony to recognize six response coordinators for exceptional service.

May 1, 2018

DoD Releases Annual Report on Sexual Assault in Military

The Defense Department has released its annual report on sexual assault in the military, which shows an increase in reporting of assaults, but officials stress that more work needs to be done to eliminate the crime from the ranks.

April 9, 2018

Air Guard Unit Uses Teal Ribbons in Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign

Teal ribbons, each signifying one of the 435 sexual assaults reported within Air National Guard units throughout the United States in 2016, highlighted an effort at Tulsa Air National Guard Base in Oklahoma to draw attention to the need for sexual assault awareness and prevention.

Aug. 28, 2017

DoD Clarifies Liberal Consideration for Veterans' Discharge Upgrade Requests

The Defense Department released guidance to clarify the liberal consideration given to veterans who request upgrades of their discharge saying they had mental health conditions or were victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment.

June 12, 2017

DoD Launches Online Program to Help Military Survivors of Sexual Abuse, Assault

The Defense Department's new online and mobile educational program is designed to help individuals begin to recover, heal and build resiliency after a sexual assault.

May 1, 2017

DoD Releases Latest Military Sexual Assault Report

Although sexual assaults in the military decreased and reporting of the crime increased last year, such assaults continue to negatively impact readiness, the director of DoD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said.

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