Walk A Mile

New York National Guard
Story by Senior Master Sgt. Raymond Lloyd

Date: 04.13.2014
Posted: 04.15.2014 11:29
News ID: 126016
Walk A Mile

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Members of the 107th Airlift Wing assembled at the fitness testing area here to “walk a mile” in observance of April being Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The “Walk a Mile” Awareness event was organized by the 107th Sexual Assault Prevention office to highlight the wing’s commitment to eliminate incidents of sexual assault.<br /> <br /> “When we all get involved we will move the Air Force closer to a culture free of sexual assault. Sexual Assault Awareness Month is our way to extend this message.” said Col. John Higgins, 107th AW commander. <br /> <br /> Participants enjoyed a rare warm, sunny April afternoon as they awaited the official start of the walk. <br /> <br /> “It’s symbolic. I think it’s symbolic the fact that our family gathered together to say we’re going to take a stand against this.” said Col. Robert Kilgore before signaling the begin of the walk. <br /> <br /> The wing also hosted various topical film screenings, events and table displays throughout the month to raise sexual assault awareness among unit members.