Don’t be a passive Wingman — intervene!

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  • By Col. Jeffrey Stephenson
  • 62nd Airlift Wing commander
If you saw a house burning down, would you ignore it or lend your assistance in any way possible? As Airmen we may be witness to fires, car accidents, natural disasters and quite possibly, acts of physical violence.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and this year's theme is, "Prevent Sexual Assault: Ask! Act! Intervene!" If you see a person in danger, act quickly and call for help. If possible, stand by until help arrives.

When going out to a club, party or other social gathering, always plan ahead. You should travel in a group or with your Wingmen. Also, make sure you include a pact to arrive and leave together. At the party, act by checking-in with your fellow Wingmen and ensure he/she is never left alone. This is especially important when alcohol has been consumed. Intervene by calling a cab or Airmen Against Drunk Driving for a safe ride home. Never leave your Wingman behind!