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Bowling event kicks off Sexual Awarness month

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Brandon Knapp, 460th Space Wing, bowls down a lane April 1, 2011. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate units and service members on how to prevent sexual violence. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe )

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Senior Airman Brandon Knapp, 460th Space Wing, bowls down a lane April 1, 2011. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate units and service members on how to prevent sexual violence. ( U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe )

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Clint Crosier, 460th Space Wing commander, and Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, COANG Adjutant General, signs the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation April 1, 2011. The theme for SAAM 2011 is "Hurts one...  affects all." Preventing sexual assault is each service member's duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Clint Crosier, 460th Space Wing commander, and Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, COANG Adjutant General, signs the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation April 1, 2011. The theme for SAAM 2011 is "Hurts one... affects all." Preventing sexual assault is each service member's duty. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Clint Crosier, 460th Space Wing commander, and Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, Colorado Air national Guard adjutant general holds up the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation April 1, 2011. The proclamation designates the month of April as Sexual Assualt Awareness Month and to help raise awareness among military personal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Col. Clint Crosier, 460th Space Wing commander, and Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, Colorado Air national Guard adjutant general holds up the Sexual Assault Awareness Month Proclamation April 1, 2011. The proclamation designates the month of April as Sexual Assualt Awareness Month and to help raise awareness among military personal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Bowl a strike against sexual assault. In the 2010 there were 3,158 total reports of sexual assault in the military alone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe )

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- Bowl a strike against sexual assault. In the 2010 there were 3,158 total reports of sexual assault in the military alone. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe )

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- More than 80 people came out to support the Buckley Air Force Base Sexual Assault Awareness month bowling event April 1, 2011. The bowling event was free for all service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe )

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- More than 80 people came out to support the Buckley Air Force Base Sexual Assault Awareness month bowling event April 1, 2011. The bowling event was free for all service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe )

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE Colo- -- Members of Team Buckley, along with the Sexual Assault Awareness Center, held a free bowling event for all service members to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Month April 1.
"This is our premiere event for sexual assault awareness month," said Ms. Peggy Moore-McCoy, Buckley's Sexual Assault Coordinator. "We hit around between 80 to 100 people coming out to either support or participate in the bowling. I feel the turnout was wonderful."
It is a good thing that this program was a success. "Coming out to this event helps make Airman aware of the services that are available to them. It also puts a face to the program and it helps Airman to see that leadership takes these type of crimes very serious as well," said Ms. Moore-McCoy.
"We have some upcoming events that we have set aside specifically for Airman on the base called Sex Signals," said Ms. Moore-McCoy. "It is a dramatic presentation that looks at the communication between men and women, and how we can mess it up."
"This program is designed to address some perceptions about sex, dating, and also the opposite sex as well, that may get us into trouble," said Ms. Moore-McCoy.
This is an opportunity for people analyze their relationships and how they communicate with the opposite sex. This program is scheduled to be held April 20, at the Leadership Development Center at 9:30 a.m., and then an afternoon presentation at 1:30 p.m. All members of Team Buckley are invited to attend.
"This event will be an opportunity to explore cultural and social understanding between men and women," said Ms. Moore-McCoy.
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