The 185th Air Refueling Wing is committed to preventing sexual assaults in the military. Our Airmen are taught to treat all with dignity and respect and to act in situations that may lead to sexual assault. Support to victims is provided by victim advocates and we work in partnership with local advocacy groups to respond quickly to incidents of sexual assault. There is zero tolerance for those who would commit sexual assault or create a climate of inequality amongst our rank
Sexual Assault is defined as an intentional sexual contact, characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, abuse of authority, or when the victim does not or cannot consent.
Sexual Assault includes rape, forcible sodomy (oral or anal sex), and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful (to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact), or attempts to commit these acts.
Sexual assault has been defined as and mirrors Articles 120 and 125 of the UCMJ (2007). Article 120 refers to rape, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, and abusive sexual contact, and Article 125 refers to sodomy, including both oral and anal sex.
Sexual Contact: The intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of another person, or intentionally causing another person to touch, either directly or through the clothing, the genitalia,
anus, groin, breast, inner thigh, or buttocks of any person, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, or degrade any person or to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.
Aggravated Sexual Contact: Any person subject to this chapter who commits or causes sexual contact upon or by another person, if to do so would violate subsection (a) (rape) had the sexual contact been a sexual act, is guilty of aggravated sexual contact and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
Abusive Sexual Contact: Any person subject to this chapter who commits or causes sexual contact upon or by another person, if to do so would violate subsection (b) (sexual assault) had the sexual contact been a sexual act, is guilty of abusive sexual contact and shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.