Ohio Air Force base addresses sexual assaults

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Ninety service members at Ohio largest military base are taking sexual assault self-defense training and will in turn instruct their colleagues in the techniques.

Col. Cassie Barlow, commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, says it's in response to the Air Force's call to re-emphasize the culture of respect and dignity amid pressure to improve the military's handling of sexual assault issues.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1g4mDaI ) reports that the 90 Air Force members, along with 10 employees of nearby Wright State University, are taking the self-defense training from martial arts teachers.

Barlow said those trainees will then be certified for a two-year period to train their colleagues.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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