172D AIRLIFT WING SARC & Victim Advocate

Shander Adams
172nd AW Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator
Stephanie Kennett
172nd AW Victim Advocate

Building 116, Room 155 
Office: 601-405-8045 
Cell: 601-874-1623 (24/7)
Email: shander.adams.2@us.af.mil

Building 116, Room 160
Office: 601-405-8055 
Cell: 601-983-3642 (24/7)
Email: stephanie.kennett@us.af.mil


     The 172d Airlift Wing's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) office provides a 24-hour, seven-day a week sexual assault response capability for all service members, civilians, and adult dependents 18 years of age or older, assigned to the Wing and its Geographically Separated Units (GSUs) which include the 255th Air Control Squadron and the 209th Civil Engineer Squadron. Anyone who feels they have been a victim of sexual assault may contact the SAPR office. After contacting the SAPR's office, advocacy and response support is provided to victims/survivors; support is focused on the health, well-being and recovery of the victim. Victims are provided the reporting options that are available as well as an array of services. Assistance with care and coordination for counseling, medical services, and legal referrals are also available.



Sexual Assault Defined

Sexual Assault is 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 Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) offenses:  rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit any of these acts. Sexual assault can occur without regard to gender or spousal relationship or age of victim.

Consent is defines as words or overt acts indicating freely given agreement to the sexual contact 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.

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response

Promoting Respect, Preserving Dignity

Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) and Victim Advocates are available to assist victims (survivors) of sexual assault. The 172d Airlift Wing SARC serves as the single point of contact for integrating and coordinating sexual assault victim (survivor) care for members of the Wing and its GSUs. The SAPR office is responsible for providing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response training for all its members.

Obtaining Help

Immediate medical care is essential. Get to a safe place and CALL 911. Once medical care has been established, contact the Thompson Field ANGB SARC at (601) 874-1623, the MS National Guard Joint Force HQ SARC at (601) 850-6872 and/or contact the Safe Helpline at (877) 955-5247 or www.SafeHelpline.org.

SAPR - Safe Helpline

DoD Safe Helpline 877.995.5247 / safehelpline.org
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