Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE – The Hill AFB Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team invites you to participate in Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities throughout the month of April.

This year's theme "Step Forward. Prevent. Report. Advocate." is a call to action for you to advance positive change in preventing sexual violence by highlighting the power of acts that can bolster prevention, increase reporting, and promote advocacy for a safer DoD community.

In recognition of this observance, you and your families can participate in the following:

March 31 | Paint the Town Teal. On March 31, the SAPR office and volunteer victim advocates from across the base will hang teal ribbons and banners to recognize April as SAAPM.

April 1-31 | Social Media Mondays. Each Monday in April, the SAPR office will post challenges on their Facebook and Instagram pages to engage the installation and community in SAAPM.

April 5 |Integrated Response Center (IRC) Open House. Visit the Hill AFB SAPR office in Building 460 between the Chapel and The Landing, and sign the proclamation declaring April 2023 as Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. This event will run from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and presents an excellent opportunity to meet the team, see the office and grab a snack. No advanced sign-up necessary.

April 12 | SAAPM Breakfast. This event is from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Hill AFB Museum and will include a complimentary breakfast and special presentation by Donna Bartos, founder of Bloom 365. She will discuss the root causes and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence and provide attendees with knowledge, tools and motivation to cultivate a culture of consent and respect.  Registration link:

April 20 | The Bristlecone Project Documentary & Trauma-Informed Training. This virtual event is from 11 a.m.-noon on April 20. The Bristlecone Project documentary focuses on male victimization by highlighting male survivor stories and how they cope with their struggles to lead meaningful lives. Trauma-Informed Response training will provide an in-depth look at how the brain responds to trauma and appropriate responses to survivors of sexual assault.  Registration link:

April 26 | Denim Day. Wear denim to show your support for survivors. To educate yourself on the significance of denim day visit

Unit commanders and directors are encouraged to include these events as official functions in their respective activity schedules. Supervisors may release civilian employees, both appropriated and non-appropriated, who wish to attend the events pursuant to Title 5 authority for up to 90 minutes without charged to leave, in conjunction with employee's lunch period, as time and management-determined mission requirements permit.

For more information, contact the SAPR office at 801-777-1985 or