SAPR Program

Promoting respect, preserving dignity

Team Whiteman's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for members of the Team Whiteman. The SARC office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the Wing.

Obtaining Help

If you are in need of urgent medical care get to a safe place and call 911. If you do not need immediate medical assistance contact the Whiteman Sexual Assault Victim Advocate, Amy Creighton, or the Whiteman Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Ann Beem, at (660) 687-7272, or call the Department of Defense Safe Help line at (877) 955-5247.

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 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.

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
- Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim

Leader's SAPR Resources

The Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response website serves as a great tool for those in need of additional SAPR resources. The information present can be used by commanders, leaders, and supervisors alike for not only preventing sexual assault, but responding to cases and addressing the needs of victims.

On the page, you will find material on the following: SAPR resources, shared practices, leader's toolkit, commander's guide, investigations and reports, and Air Force policies and procedures.

To access the content, click here.

Program Assistance

The Team Whiteman SARC office provides a 24-hour, seven-day a week sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned geographically separated units. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SARC office at (660) 687-7272 .

After you contact the SARC office, you will be offered a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy .

SAPR Leadership Messages

"During the last year, the Air Force has worked hard to combat sexual assault. We have invested in programmatic, educational, and resourcing efforts aimed at reinforcing a zero tolerance environment. The Air Force's mission depends on Airmen having complete trust and confidence in one another. Our core values of Integrity, Service and Excellence, define the standard. Sexual assault is absolutely inconsistent and incompatible with our core values, our mission, and our heritage. As such, our SAPR program is a priority both for ensuring readiness and taking care of our Airmen."

Deborah Lee James
Secretary of the Air Force

"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

DoD Self-Care App

The Safe Helpline App (for iOS or Android) allows sexual assault survivors in the military to create a customized self-care plan and connect to resources from anywhere in the world.

You can use the self-care exercises and information in the app whenever you'd like. Your personalized plan will be stored only on your mobile device so it will remain completely confidential. Once you download the app, you don't need an internet connection to use it.

Click on the image for more details.

Report It!

DoD Safe Helpline

Every Airman Counts

Have your own opinions on SAPR? Let your voice be heard on the "Every Airman Counts" public forum. The blog is available for Airmen to submit their opinions on the program, as well as suggestions and new ideas. To access the blog, click the image above.