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The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov's special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.

The Defense Department is taking a stand against sexual assault in the military in an effort to maintain the well-being of U.S. service members and their families. Check out Defense.gov's special coverage, which includes information about resources dedicated to preventing and appropriately responding to this crime.

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- I am Cindy Ybanez, Team Eglin’s new Sexual Assault Response Coordinator.  I have a passion for helping people, as does my entire team.

The Air Force’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program’s goal is to eliminate sexual assault from the Air Force.  Our number one mission is to execute a proactive and comprehensive sexual assault prevention program.

We offer non-confidential and confidential reporting through unrestricted and restricted reporting options.  This may sound confusing, but bottom line, we are here to help you.

Sexual assault prevention training is critical at every level. We want to ensure each leader has the information needed to provide comprehensive and relevant training.

If an Airman is out or unable to concentrate on the job because he or she has been assaulted, an important team member may be lost.  If there are any physical or psychological injuries, the Airman may be off-duty for quite a while.  Losing fellow Airmen degrades mission readiness.

My team stands ready to meet with commanders and leaders at all levels, to ensure they understand their roles and responsibilities in investigating and reporting allegations of sexual assault.  We are available to attend commander’s calls upon request.

The SARC office is located at 605 Inverness Road, Bldg. 605. My phone number is 882-2122.  The SARC team is available 24 hours, seven days a week to address any questions or concerns.  To report a sexual assault, call our hot line at 882-7272.

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