Turner to receive military sexual assault update

By Scott Halasz

August 15, 2014

DAYTON — Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, will host Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA), at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base 1:15 p.m. Monday.

As co-chairs of the Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, Rep. Tsongas and Rep. Turner have worked closely together since 2007 to eliminate sexual assault from our military. Together, they have successfully passed meaningful reform that takes action to eradicate these crimes and that holds our military leaders, service members, and military justice system to the highest standard.

Monday, Rep. Tsongas and Rep. Turner will receive a detailed overview of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base from lawyers, investigators, medical professionals, and major commanders. Via a secure teleconference, their counterparts located at Hanscom AFB will also provide a detailed description and overview of their response to sexual assault.

Rep. Turner will also ensure Congresswoman Tsongas has the opportunity to see the innovative research and technological development occurring at the Simulation and Analysis Facility (SIMAF) and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC).