Former WWE Diva Eve Torres will be teaching the Gracie Women Empowered program to men and women of the U.S. Air Force this week. Here is the press release.
Team Minot Fights To Battle Sexual Assault
3/6/2013 – MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. — As part of an innovative initiative to reduce sexual assault across the Air Force, Team Minot has partnered with the Gracie Academy to certify 100 men and women of the U.S. Air Force in the Gracie Women Empowered program , April 15-19.
In 2012, the U.S. Air Force saw a 30 percent increase in sexual assault reports ranging from inappropriate touching to rape. There were 796 reports filed, compared to 614 reported in 2011.
“The goal for the Air Force is zero sexual assaults,” Col. Alex Mezynski, 5th Bomb Wing commander said. “Hopefully our Airmen can utilize this as another tool to protect themselves from sexual assaults and encourage others throughout our force to learn techniques to defend themselves as well.”
In an effort to bring awareness to the...