Aviano Air Base Sexual Assault Prevention and Response:
Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARC) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault. The Aviano Air Base SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care 24/7, 365 days a year. The SARC Office is also responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention training throughout the installation.
Sexual Assault Defined
Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.
Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual conduct, characterized by use of force, physical threat or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, nonconsensual sodomy (oral or anal sex), indecent assault (unwanted, inappropriate sexual contact or fondling), or attempts to commit these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.
Consent shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the victim to offer physical resistance. Consent is not given when a person uses force, threat of force, coercion or when the victim is asleep, incapacitated, or unconscious.
Support 24/7 days a week
The Aviano Air Base SARC office provides a 24-hour, 7-day a week sexual assault response capability for all victims on the installation, and assigned geographically separated units.
After you contact the SARC office, you will be assigned a trained Victim Advocate. Your Victim Advocate will explain reporting options, and may meet you at the hospital for a medical evaluation, treatment and examination. It is your option to accept or decline victim advocacy.
Help is just a phone call away: If you have been sexually assaulted, please call the Aviano 24/7 SARC Response Helpline atDSN 314 632-7272 (SARC) or +39 0434 30 7272