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Buckley raises domestic violence awareness with run/walk

Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, reads a domestic violence proclamation before a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The event was held to generate conversation about the issue of domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, reads a domestic violence proclamation before a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The event was held to generate conversation about the issue of domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, signs a domestic violence proclamation before a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley AFB, Colo. The goal of the event was to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Col. David Miller Jr., 460th Space Wing commander, signs a domestic violence proclamation before a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley AFB, Colo. The goal of the event was to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Buckley Air Force Base leadership stands with a domestic violence proclamation before a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month aims to make America a country where no one suffers the hurt and hardship that domestic violence causes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Buckley Air Force Base leadership stands with a domestic violence proclamation before a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month aims to make America a country where no one suffers the hurt and hardship that domestic violence causes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Staff Sgt. Tara Thompson, 460th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, gives a safety brief to road guards who direct participants during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Members of the 460th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program sponsored the event to address the problem of domestic violence in hopes of decreasing the number of people affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Staff Sgt. Tara Thompson, 460th Security Forces Squadron police services NCO in charge, gives a safety brief to road guards who direct participants during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Members of the 460th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program sponsored the event to address the problem of domestic violence in hopes of decreasing the number of people affected. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Members of the 460th Medical Group run during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The goal of the event was to raise awareness and advertise resources to minimize domestic violence in the United States because, according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Members of the 460th Medical Group run during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The goal of the event was to raise awareness and advertise resources to minimize domestic violence in the United States because, according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Rod Lindsey, 460th Space Wing command chief, celebrates as he nears the end of a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Participants either ran or walked to bring awareness to the one in five women and one in seven men in the United States who, according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics, have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Rod Lindsey, 460th Space Wing command chief, celebrates as he nears the end of a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Participants either ran or walked to bring awareness to the one in five women and one in seven men in the United States who, according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics, have suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Team Buckley members stretch before participating in a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 460th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program hosted the run/walk to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed in October. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Team Buckley members stretch before participating in a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. The 460th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program hosted the run/walk to kick off National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which is observed in October. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mark Fousek, 460th Medical Group superintendent, gives a participant a high five during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Participants either ran or walked to bring awareness to those who, according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics, on an average day, make the more than 20,000 phone calls that are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mark Fousek, 460th Medical Group superintendent, gives a participant a high five during a Domestic Violence Awareness Month 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, at the outdoor track on Buckley Air Force Base, Colo. Participants either ran or walked to bring awareness to those who, according to National Coalition Against Domestic Violence statistics, on an average day, make the more than 20,000 phone calls that are placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling/Released)

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. --

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 460th Medical Group Family Advocacy Program sponsored a 5K Run/Walk Oct. 5, 2016, to bring awareness to the issue of domestic violence in hopes of decreasing the number of people affected.

Below is a list of resources to utilize if you or someone you know needs help combating domestic violence:
• Call 911 if in immediate danger
• 720-847-CARE
• Buckley AFB Family Advocacy at 720-847-6453
• Military OneSource http://www.militaryonesource.mil/abuse?content_id=266706 or call 800-342-9647
• National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE (7233) or http://www.thehotline.org
• Department of Defense Child Abuse Safety and Violation Hotline at 800-336-4592
• Love is Respect at http://www.loveisrespect.org

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