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.
The 129th Rescue Wing SARC office provides sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned to the 129 RQW. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the 129 RQW Sexual Assault and Prevention Program Manager at (650) 224-0368 or the California Joint Force Headquarters SARC office at (916) 869-0787.
After you contact the SARC office, you will be assigned 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.
ANG members can click, call or text to get 24/7 confidential support.
CLICK: Logging on to www.SafeHelpline.org allows users to receive live, one-on-one confidential help with a trained professional through a secure instant-messaging format.
CALL: Calling 1-877-995-5247 allows users to speak with trained Safe Helpline staff for personalized advice and support. Safe Helpline staff can also transfer callers directly to installation-based Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs)/Victim Advocates, Military OneSource, civilian rape crisis centers, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The warm hand-off process personally connects the user with a resource representative for further assistance.
TEXT: Texting a location or zip code to 55-247 in the U.S. and 202-470-5546 outside the U.S. allows users to receive automated contact information for the SARC, medical, legal, spiritual, military police personnel, and VA personnel at their installation or base.