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  April 22, 2011

Observances

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Several events will be held at Fort McCoy to provide more information to community members about Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is observed in April.

More than 55 people will be attending a 40-hour Sexual Assault Prevention Program to train victim advocates, said Elizabeth Carmichael, Fort McCoy Victim Advocate coordinator.

Although the class is full, members of the Fort McCoy community are welcome to attend a special presentation Wednesday, April 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Dailey Hall, building 90. Wendy Naarup will present “Bounce: Recovering from Adversity,” in which she speaks about her strategies to deal with the adversity of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month informational displays also will be available at McCoy’s, building 1571, the Community Activity Center, building 2000, and the Exchange, building 1538, through April 30. Carmichael said interested personnel also can pick up information at those sites or at the Army Community Service (ACS) Center, building 2111.

The campaign focuses on the effects of sexual assault on the military’s mission readiness. Mission readiness defines a unit’s ability to deploy quickly and efficiently.

Information about the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office is available at the websites www.sapr.mil or myduty.mil.

The 24/7 sexual assault hotline at Fort McCoy is 608-388-5000.

In the Fort McCoy community, information is available at the website www.mccoymwr.com by clicking on Army Community Service or by calling Carmichael at 608-388-8951 or ACS at 608-388-3505.

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