Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention and Response Carnival at Naval Base Kitsap

Story by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV, NPASE DET NW

SILVERDALE, Wash. — Twenty Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) commands hosted a Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention and Response (SAAPR) Carnival near the Navy Exchange on NBK April 24.

The SAAPR Carnival is an annual event that provides training on sexual assault prevention and response to Sailors.

“The goal today is for everyone to leave understanding why they matter in assisting victims and eliminating sexual violence,” said Capt. Tom Zwolfer, NBK commanding officer.

The carnival’s layout was seven stations, each with an activity where Sailors use the knowledge from SAAPR training to complete a task.

“The carnival’s stations cover information from within the general military training (GMT) for SAAPR 2015,” said Sharlyne Hays, NBK sexual assault response coordinator.

Sailors perform tasks ranging from doing pull-ups with a sea-bag full of bricks to a giant Jenga block Q&A.

“A team of unit advocates led by Chief Fire Control Technician Joseph Reck started planning about six months ago to put together this event,” said Hays.

After completing all stations, Sailors returned to Hays to receive their SAPR 2015 certification.

“We want to raise awareness on how to stop sexual violence,” said Zwolfer. “We want Sailors to understand the importance of being an engaged bystander and also how to compassionately support victims.”

For more information about SAAPR visit www.sapr.navy.mil/

150424-N-EC099-056 SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 24, 2015) -- Marine Corps Security Force Battalion - Bangor Sailors and Marines facilitate an obstacle course where participants use adult tricycles to navigate the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) reporting options and process during Naval Base Kitsap's Annual SAPR Carnival in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. The carnival featured multiple activity booths to educate fairgoers on the hardships faced by survivors of sexual assault and harassment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles W. Gaddis IV/Released)

150424-N-EC099-056 SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 24, 2015) — Marine Corps Security Force Battalion – Bangor Sailors and Marines facilitate an obstacle course where participants use adult tricycles to navigate the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) reporting options and process during Naval Base Kitsap’s Annual SAPR Carnival in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. The carnival featured multiple activity booths to educate fairgoers on the hardships faced by survivors of sexual assault and harassment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles W. Gaddis IV/Released)

150424-N-EC099-050 SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 24, 2015) -- Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailors facilitate a "Spin the Wheel and learn the Spectral of Harm" activity booth during Naval Base Kitsap's Annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Carnival in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. The carnival featured multiple activity booths to educate fairgoers on the hardships faced by survivors of sexual assault and harassment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles W. Gaddis IV/Released)

150424-N-EC099-050 SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 24, 2015) — Naval Hospital Bremerton Sailors facilitate a “Spin the Wheel and learn the Spectral of Harm” activity booth during Naval Base Kitsap’s Annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Carnival in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. The carnival featured multiple activity booths to educate fairgoers on the hardships faced by survivors of sexual assault and harassment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles W. Gaddis IV/Released)

150424-N-EC099-032 SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 24, 2015) -- A fairgoer removes a piece of a giant wooden puzzle tower which provides an overview and identification of prevention strategies during Naval Base Kitsap's Annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Carnival in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor. The carnival featured multiple activity booths to educate fairgoers on the hardships faced by survivors of sexual assault and harassment and a 5k run. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles W. Gaddis IV/Released)

150424-N-EC099-032 SILVERDALE, Wash. (April 24, 2015) — A fairgoer removes a piece of a giant wooden puzzle tower which provides an overview and identification of prevention strategies during Naval Base Kitsap’s Annual Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Carnival in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month at Naval Base Kitsap – Bangor. The carnival featured multiple activity booths to educate fairgoers on the hardships faced by survivors of sexual assault and harassment and a 5k run. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Charles W. Gaddis IV/Released)

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