Sexual Assault is criminal conduct that falls well short of the standards America expects of its men and women in uniform and is a violation of our Air Force Core Values.

Sexual Assault is defined as 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 UCMJ offenses: rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or attempts to commit these offenses.

Consent is words or overt acts indicating a freely given agreement to the sexual conduct 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. A current or previous dating relationship or the manner of dress of the person involved with the accused in the sexual conduct at issue shall not constitute consent. There is no consent where the person is sleeping or incapacitated, such as due to age, alcohol or drugs, or mental incapacity.

Sexual assault prevention and response

Nellis Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

24/7 - SARC  Response Line: 702-652-7272
The installation Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office promotes a base-wide wingman culture that emphasis the reduction of sexual assault risks that are directly connected to the Air Force’s focus on an entire force cultural shift. By providing the Nellis and Creech communities with expressive sexual assault prevention tools, coordinated and compassionate victim care, the installation SARC and SAPR VAs offer a climate of program confidence in which Airmen feel safe reporting.
Permanent cultural change intolerant of sexual assault facilitated and strengthened by involved senior leaders, Airmen, and their families.
Provides implementation and oversight of a multi-faceted, multi-service sexual assault prevention and response program focused on awareness, support and confidentiality for all installation connected personnel.

How to Report a Sexual Assault
1. Call the SARC reporting line at any time (24/7). You will reach the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) during duty hours. After duty hours the phone may be answered by an authorized Victim Advocate: 702-652-SARC (7272).

2. If you are not in the local area or are looking for Department of Defense (DoD) or civilian sexual assault prevention and response resources you can use the 24/7 DoD Safe Helpline. Users have three ways to access their services - "click, call or text" for confidential support.

  • Click - Logging on to for live, one-on-one confidential help with a trained professional.
  • Call - Calling the hotline at 1-877-995-5247 allows users to speak with a trained staff member for personalized advice and support to military and/or civilian resources.
  • Text - Texting a location or zip code to 55-247 in the US and 202-470-5546 outside the US allows users to receive contact information for the SARC, medical, legal, spiritual and military police personnel at their installation or base.
3. If you or someone you know has been sexually assault and you need assistance, please follow these guidelines:
  • It is recommend you do not change clothes, but if you feel you must, bring soiled clothing in a paper bag--not plastic
  • Do not eat or drink anything
  • Do not shower, brush your teeth or use mouthwash
  • Do not take or apply any type of medication to any injuries
  • Do not use the bathroom, but if you must, bring urine for testing in a plastic or glass container
  • Do not disturb or clean up the crime scene
4. In the Las Vegas area, you need to go to the University Medical Center Adult Emergency Department at 1800 W. Charleston (near Rancho Drive) for Sexual Assault Exam: 702-383-3922. Nurse will call a Victim Advocate for you.

Reporting Options

Restricted Report

- Available to Active Duty military, adult dependents of Active Duty military, and Air Force civilians (appropriated/non-appropriated)
- Report made to SARC, on-call VA, or healthcare official
- Command NOT notified
- Investigation NOT initiated

Unrestricted Report

- Available to everyone
- Report made to SARC, on-call VA, healthcare official, equal opportunity, security forces, OSI, or chain of command
- Command IS notified
- Investigation IS initiated

Difference in services: Restricted Report

- Medical care (SAFE kit)
- Counseling

Difference in services: Unrestricted Report

- Medical care (SAFE kit)
- Counseling
- Protective order (civilian/military)
- Investigation of allegation