Make the Commitment. April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

29 Mar 2019

April is the 15th annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), which spotlights the work of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program. The Department of Defense (DoD) is continuing the prevention drumbeat with the 2019 SAAPM campaign theme “Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission” and the CNIC Call to Action: “Make the Commitment.” This theme places emphasis on the critical role that everyone plays in preventing sexual assault. SAAPM is an opportunity to highlight our commitment to the SAPR Program and offers a collaboration of innovative ways to establish prevention practices. SAAPM has become a great way to sending the awareness and prevention message as one voice across the fleet.

SAAPM provides a great opportunity to raise awareness and promote the prevention of sexual assault through special events throughout the month. This year will see an increased line up of activities and special events to engage SAAPM participants. SAAPM events often include SAPR 5k runs/walks, sports tournaments, art exhibits, writing contests, poster contests, teal ribbon campaigns, and so much more. At Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, SAAPM events include:

SAAPM Galley Kick-Off
Monday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Admiral Nimitz Hall Galley

SAPR Team Appreciation Reception
Wednesday, April 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
M.T. McCormick’s Officers’ Club

2nd Annual SAPR 5k Color Run
Friday, April 12, 11 a.m.
NASWI Fitness Center-Seaview Trail
Open to all base access ID cardholders and their guests>
Pet-friendly. Stroller-friendly.
FREE! Be sure to sign up early at the NASWI Fitness Center.
For day-of registration, please arrive early at 10 a.m.

S.C.R.E.A.M. Theater
Monday-Thursday, April 15-18
9 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Skywarrior Theater

SAAPM Freeze Mob
Tuesday, April 23, Noon
NEX Ault Field
Thursday, April 25, Noon
(Off-base location TBA)

SAPR Candlelight Vigil
Tuesday, April 30, 4:30-5 p.m.