OSI agents teach self defense course during Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents in an undisclosed deployed location teach a women's self defense course during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents in an undisclosed deployed location teach a women's self defense course during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo)

QUANTICO, Va. -- To promote Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents taught a women's self defense class at an undisclosed deployed location. They plan to hold another class in the near future.

According to the DoD Sexual Assault and Response website, Sexual Assault Awareness Month is commited to raising awareness and promoting the prevention of sexual violence through use of special events and public education.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released a statement recently in which he condemned sexual assault.

"I am committed to implementing measures that bring about tangible change and real results," Hagel said. "Addressing the problem of sexual assault will remain a top priority for the department's leaders for as long as this crime continues to hurt our people and weaken the force."

SAAM provides commands/installations an annual opportunity to highlight DoD and Service policies addressing sexual assault prevention and response. For more information, visit the SAPR website: www.sapr.mil.