GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in recognition, Col. Jeffrey Sorrell, 17th Training Wing vice commander, signed a proclamation at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas Oct. 20.
This marks the first time three different armed forces on Goodfellow came together to sign a proclamation, declaring domestic violence has no place in the armed forces.
Those who joined in the signing were Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Allen, Center for Information Warfare Training Detachment Goodfellow officer in charge, and Lt. Col. Yukio Kuniyuki, 344th Military Intelligence Battalion commander.
The history of Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the "Day of Unity" held in October 1981 and conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children. The Day of Unity soon became an entire week devoted to a range of activities conducted at the local, state and national level.
If domestic violence is happening or has happened to you or someone you know, please contact the Family Advocacy at 325-654-1600.