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'Girls Night Out' promotes sexual-assault awareness

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Military and civilian women form Goodfellow visit booths from organizations around base to gather information during Girls Night Out Oct. 19 at the Event Center. This event provided Sexual Assault Prevention and Response information as well other information from places such as the education office and the safety office. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Military and civilian women form Goodfellow visit booths from organizations around base to gather information during Girls Night Out Oct. 19 at the Event Center. This event provided Sexual Assault Prevention and Response information as well other information from places such as the education office and the safety office. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A team Goodfellow member receives information from the school liaison office during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. The women had the chance to enter into a prize drawing if they went to all the booths that were provided during this event. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – A team Goodfellow member receives information from the school liaison office during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. The women had the chance to enter into a prize drawing if they went to all the booths that were provided during this event. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Members from Students Against Sexual Harassment teach women about the definition of sexual assault during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. SASH also handed cups and flyers to promote sexual assault awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Members from Students Against Sexual Harassment teach women about the definition of sexual assault during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. SASH also handed cups and flyers to promote sexual assault awareness. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Donna Casey, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, and her sister, Mary Payton, pose for a photo at the photo booth during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. A fashion show and a photo booth were a part of this year’s 80’s theme. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Donna Casey, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, and her sister, Mary Payton, pose for a photo at the photo booth during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. A fashion show and a photo booth were a part of this year’s 80’s theme. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Women from all over Goodfellow participate in SARC-O, a version of Bingo, created by Donna Casey, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. Questions about actors, songs, and movies were asked during SARC-O to attribute to the 80’s theme. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Women from all over Goodfellow participate in SARC-O, a version of Bingo, created by Donna Casey, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, during Girls Night Out, Oct. 19 at the Event Center. Questions about actors, songs, and movies were asked during SARC-O to attribute to the 80’s theme. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Fashion show finalists stand together for a photo, after their fashion show to share their 80’s style during Girls Night Out Oct. 19 at the Event Center. Girls Night Out was an event for women to have fun as well as learn about sexual assault prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Fashion show finalists stand together for a photo, after their fashion show to share their 80’s style during Girls Night Out Oct. 19 at the Event Center. Girls Night Out was an event for women to have fun as well as learn about sexual assault prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Breonna Veal)

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Military and civilian women from Goodfellow attended Girls Night Out Oct. 19 at the Event Center.

The event focused on providing women with Sexual Assault Prevention and Response information on how to keep themselves safe and healthy, as well as how to prevent sexual assault and other issues they face daily.

"We want to equip all women at Goodfellow to be the best they can be," said Donna Casey, Sexual Assault Response Coordinator and creator of Girls Night Out. "The premise of the SAPR program is to inform ladies to help prevent sexual assault, but to also let them know that if they're sexually assaulted to know we're here for them and to help them through the process of recovering from such a traumatic experience."

During this event, women visited different booths set throughout the room to gather information from base organizations such as the chapel and the education office.

Despite the seriousness of the topic on hand, Girls Night Out still provided the opportunity for entertainment. The theme of the night was the 80's, complete with a full fashion show along with music, costumes, a photo booth and food. The hosts even had door prizes and raffle prizes to hand out throughout the night.

For more information on SAPR, like the Goodfellow SARC Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GoodfellowSarc.

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