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Goodfellow SASH program achieves new milestone

Five SASH 17 TRW students pose for a photo.

17th Training Wing Students Against Sexual Assault and Harassment members pose for a group photo on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Aug. 16, 2021. SASH members are 17th TRW students that aid in responding and preventing sexual harassment, and sexual assault by promoting the SAPR program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jermaine Ayers)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --

The 17th Training Wing Students Against Sexual Assault and Harassment program, or SASH, achieved a new milestone.

SASH members are students that serve as the first line of support against sexual harassment, and play a vital role combating sexual assault across the base.

SASH is part of Goodfellow’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program and in August, 2021, became first in the Department of Defense to contain members from: U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Space Force.

“Every military branch has its own culture and dynamic,” said Kimberly Henry, 17th Training Wing SAPR victim advocate. “Having multiple service branch members trained in sexual assault response ensures we have the appropriate personnel to provide assistance to victims.”

With the addition of the Space Force, SASH is helping to lead the way in founding a culture of respect and professionalism throughout Goodfellow’s training environment.

“We are setting the standard for all other DoD training bases to follow and I am very proud of that,” said Henry.