Fort Huachuca, ICoE kick off SAAPM with an installation run, month of events
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commanding general, speaks to Soldiers at Warrior Sentinel Field about enforcing the priorities of the Sexual Harassment/Response and Prevention program before signing the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation and 5k installation run April 1. (Photo Credit: Amy Stork, USAICoE) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Huachuca, ICoE kick off SAAPM with an installation run, month of events
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commanding general, signs the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation at Warrior Sentinel Field before the 5k installation run April 1. (Photo Credit: Amy Stork, USAICoE) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Huachuca, ICoE kick off SAAPM with an installation run, month of events
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Leaders from across Fort Huachuca sign the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month proclamation at Warrior Sentinel Field before the 5k Installation Run April 1. (Photo Credit: Amy Stork, USAICoE) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fort Huachuca, ICoE kick off SAAPM with an installation run, month of events
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commanding general, attended the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month prevention fair April 1. (Photo Credit: Amy Stork, USAICoE) VIEW ORIGINAL

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — Fort Huachuca and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) April 1, at Warrior Sentinel Field with a 5k installation run.

Events like this one help us enforce the priorities of the Sexual Harassment/Response and Prevention (SHARP) program, said Maj. Gen. Anthony R. Hale, USAICoE and Fort Huachuca commanding general.

“I look forward to the day when we no longer need reminders like these,” Hale said. “Each of us holds the responsibility to stand against sexual assault and the effects it may have over our force. There is no place for it within our Army. Though we have made important strides to rid our ranks of this, there is still much more work to do.”

Every April, the Installation recognizes SAAPM to create a culture across its civilian and military community to eliminate sexual assault and harassment.

The 5k run was followed by a prevention fair at Chaffee Field that was open to the Fort Huachuca community. The fair provided an opportunity for community members to meet the prevention teams to get valuable information about resources that are available on the installation.

The Army’s 2022 theme for SAAPM is “Prevention Starts with You”. It builds on the concepts of shaping Army culture, organizational climates, and individual responsibility.

“We recognize this month and prepare for it because we want to create an environment of mutual trust that promotes personal and unit readiness in preventing and mitigating misconduct,” said Lana Tompkins-Stutzman, USAICoE SHARP program manager. “As a part of the significance of this topic, we require a personal commitment from all of our Soldiers, DA Civilians and contractors.”

Throughout the month of April, the installation will host several events such as a SAAPM Day of Action where senior leaders, SHARP program managers and Sexual Assault Response Coordinators will be at the gates of Fort Huachuca to welcome community members with motivational signs to promote prevention, inclusion and respect.

The month will close with a candlelight vigil in remembrance of victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment and domestic violence.

“The candlelight vigil lets those who are suffering in silence know that they are not alone,” said Tompkins-Stutzman. “We stand together to honor those individuals affected by sexual violence and those who support them. We will not tolerate sexual violence. We will support victims and hold perpetrators accountable.”

For more SAAPM 5k and proclamation signing images, visit https://www.flickr.com/photos/us_army_fort_huachuca/albums/72177720297783877

For more SAAPM prevention fair images, visithttps://www.flickr.com/photos/us_army_fort_huachuca/albums/72177720297789675/with/51974744087/