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Sources of Support


Buckley Sexual Assault Response Coordinator: 720-847-7272.

Nearest Special Victims' Counsel:
Peterson AFB, Colo., 719-556-5789
SVC Program Overview
Additional SVC Program Contact Info

Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Department of Defense SAPR
Military One Source Sexual Assault Resources

Safe Helpline

Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is defined as intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. The term includes a broad category of sexual offenses consisting of the following specific UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses.

Consent is words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct at issue by a competent person. An expression of lack of consent through words or conduct means there is no consent. Lack of verbal or physical resistance or submission resulting from the accused's use of force, threat of force, or placing another person in fear does not constitute consent. A current or previous dating relationship or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapacity.

Sexual Assault

Reporting Options

The Air Force has instituted avenues for reporting sexual assault in the form of Restricted and Unrestricted Reporting.

Restricted Reporting allows sexual assault victims to confidentially disclose the assault to specified individuals (i.e., SARC, SAPR VA, Chaplains or healthcare personnel), and receive medical treatment, including emergency care, counseling, and assignment of a SARC and SAPR VA, without triggering an investigation. It is intended to give the victim (survivor) time and control over the release of their information. Further, it also empowers the survivor to make an informed decision about participating in the criminal process.

Restricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18

Unrestricted Reporting is any report of sexual assault made through normal reporting channels (for example: reports to chain of command, security forces, and/or Air Force Office of Investigation). This reporting option triggers an investigation, command notification, and allows a person who has been sexually assaulted to access medical treatment and counseling.

Unrestricted Reporting is available for:
- All Service members and their Dependents over the age of 18
- DoD Civilians and their Dependents over the age of 18 (MTF access and/or serving in an OS location)
- Contractors (if supporting in a contingency location outside the continental United States)

Independent Reporting is an assault reported by someone other than the victim.

Helpful Websites

Military One Source
Military OneSource offers three kinds of short-term, non-medical counseling options to active-duty and their families--face-to-face, telephone, and online. Military OneSource counseling services are designed to provide help with short-term issues such as adjustment to situational stressors, stress management, decision making, communication, grief, blended-family issues, and parenting-skills issues. Each eligible service member or family member may receive up to 12 sessions, per issue, per counselor at no cost.


Buckley Helping Agencies

Mental Health
Phone: 720-847-6451
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The office is closed every 3rd Wednesday afternoon.

Active-duty Airmen who would like to see a mental health provider, call 720-847-6451. For after-hours, between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., call and receive a recording, please listen to the message to receive directions on how and where to get help. If it is an emergency, dial 911.
Mental health services are provided to civilians through their insurance company. In most cases, military dependents may self-refer for mental health outpatient care, but depending on which plan the dependent is using, more specific rules will follow. The United Healthcare information line can be reached at 877-988-WEST (9378). To access the United Healthcare website for more information please click here.


To speak with a Chaplain during duty hours call 720-847-4631
For after duty hours, call the command post 720-847-4600

All communications with the Chapel are 100% confidential and protected by the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Military & Family Life Consultants
: 720-847-6681

Licensed counselors available to assist Airmen and their families with non-medical, short term counseling with life skill problems, including relationship issues, communications and parenting.
They also offer help in dealing with difficulties associated with the military lifestyle. All counseling provided by the MFLCs is confidential except in situations involving harm to one self or others.

Airman & Family Readiness Center

Assisting the Buckley community with personal and family readiness, financial counseling, job search and career assistance, relocation assistance, information and referral, volunteer resources, transition assistance, and family life education.

Airman Fitness

The four key pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness are: physical, social, mental and spiritual. This holistic approach focuses on developing positive behaviors that equip and enable Airmen to make smarter, safer choices.

Approaching life's challenges in a positive way by demonstrating self-control, stamina and good character with choices and actions; seeking help and offering help.

Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility and body composition derived through exercise, nutrition and training.

Developing and maintaining trusted, valued friendships that are personally fulfilling and foster good communication, including exchange of ideas, views and experiences.

Strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual's sense of well-being and purpose. Spiritual fitness is about having a sense of purpose and meaning in your life. It's essential to an individual's resiliency as esprit de corps is vital to a unit's mission accomplishment. It includes but not limited to worldviews, religious faith, sense of purpose, sense of connectedness, values, ethics and morals.