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NEWS | June 21, 2013

Stand-Down Day Monday allows discussions, training

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 502nd Air Base Wing will observe a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-Down Day Monday.

At each of the Joint Base San Antonio locations, Brig. Gen. Bob LaBrutta, 502nd ABW commander, will hold a commander's call. The schedule is 8:30 a.m. at JBSA-Lackland's Bob Hope Theater, 10 a.m. at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston's Evans Theater and 12:30 p.m. at JBSA-Randolph's Fleenor Auditorium.

The day's events - directed by the Secretary of Defense and top Air Force leaders - will include interactive commander's calls at group, squadron and directorate levels, plus small-group discussions and training across the wing.

During the stand-down day, members of the 502nd Air Base Wing will have a chance to talk about situations involving sexual assault prevention and response.

The calls and training will emphasize that sexist behavior, sexual harassment and sexual assault will not be overlooked or ignored; Airmen at all levels, both military and civilian, will be held accountable for their conduct and behavior; and victims of these criminal acts will be treated with dignity and respect, as well as provided the best medical and rehabilitative care available.

Please keep in mind that during Monday's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-Down Day non-emergency services will be curtailed. The JBSA Sexual Assault Hotline is 808-SARC (7272) and the Department of Defense Safe Helpline is (877) 995-5247.