#notjustApril: PACAF Airmen pledge to ‘know your part, do your part’ during SAAP Month

U.S. Air Force Airmen are the Air Force's best asset for responding to and preventing sexual assault. Dedicated and professional Airmen play a critical role in supporting survivors and restoring unit mission readiness in the aftermath of a sexual assault. Sometimes people may be blindfolded to their surroundings by their daily routines, but recognizing those in need of support is needed for upholding Air Force Core Values, esprit de corps and mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen are the Air Force's best asset for responding to and preventing sexual assault. Dedicated and professional Airmen play a critical role in supporting survivors and restoring unit mission readiness in the aftermath of a sexual assault. Sometimes people may be blindfolded to their surroundings by their daily routines, but recognizing those in need of support is needed for upholding Air Force Core Values, esprit de corps and mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

Leadership goes beyond rank or position. Any Airman can and should take action to help those in need and lead by example through compassionate and professional support for survivors of sexual assault. To live up to the call of Air Force Core Values, Wingmen must be able remove the blindfold of routine and recognize the signs of someone in need of support.(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

Leadership goes beyond rank or position. Any Airman can and should take action to help those in need and lead by example through compassionate and professional support for survivors of sexual assault. To live up to the call of Air Force Core Values, Wingmen must be able remove the blindfold of routine and recognize the signs of someone in need of support.(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released)

A U.S. Air Force Airman writes a pledge on a poster during Resilient Airman Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2016. After running a 5K and partaking in a “Silent Walk” in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, participants were invited to write a pledge signifying what action they will take to fight against this crime. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released)

A U.S. Air Force Airman writes a pledge on a poster during Resilient Airman Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2016. After running a 5K and partaking in a “Silent Walk” in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, participants were invited to write a pledge signifying what action they will take to fight against this crime. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen walk along Risner Circle during Resilient Airman Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2016. After completing a 5K run, participants partook in a “Silent Walk” where helmets topped with red cards describing sexual assaults occurring during fiscal year 2015 and 2016 were placed. The event’s goal was to show this crime is an issue, even at Misawa, and to emphasize the necessity of caring for one’s wingman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen walk along Risner Circle during Resilient Airman Day at Misawa Air Base, Japan, April 15, 2016. After completing a 5K run, participants partook in a “Silent Walk” where helmets topped with red cards describing sexual assaults occurring during fiscal year 2015 and 2016 were placed. The event’s goal was to show this crime is an issue, even at Misawa, and to emphasize the necessity of caring for one’s wingman. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Allyssa Schimmoeller, 15th Wing alternative Sexual Assault Response coordinator, offers Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets of Detachment 175 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month tokens after a documentary viewing and discussion at The University of Hawaii, April 7, 2016. The cadets watched the 2015 documentary "The Hunting Ground," and talked about the realities of sexual assault on college campuses and in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Kaitlin Daddona/Released)

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Allyssa Schimmoeller, 15th Wing alternative Sexual Assault Response coordinator, offers Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets of Detachment 175 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month tokens after a documentary viewing and discussion at The University of Hawaii, April 7, 2016. The cadets watched the 2015 documentary "The Hunting Ground," and talked about the realities of sexual assault on college campuses and in the military. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Kaitlin Daddona/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 36th Wing take the sexual assault prevention pledge April 1, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The sexual assault pledge solidifies the Air Force’s zero tolerance policy on sexual assault, outlining how Airmen will be there for their wingmen in times of crises and to speak up when they see something. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Ann Henderson/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 36th Wing take the sexual assault prevention pledge April 1, 2016, at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The sexual assault pledge solidifies the Air Force’s zero tolerance policy on sexual assault, outlining how Airmen will be there for their wingmen in times of crises and to speak up when they see something. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexa Ann Henderson/Released)

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Although the Air Force is engaged in eliminating sexual assault 24/7, April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This year's Department of Defense theme is "know your part, do your part," highlighting that sexual assault is a problem affecting all Airmen.