JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - The Alaska National Guard Joint Force Headquarters Sexual Assault Prevention and Response coordinator, Ashley Shelton, was named the Department of Defense’s 2022 Liz Blanc Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year for the National Guard. The annual awards recognize SARCs from each of the armed services as the very best in a large field of professionals dedicated to sexual assault response and victim assistance. Shelton is pictured with Eris – a four-month-old fawn Bullmastiff currently in training to be a SAPR Therapy Dog outside of the AKNG armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, May 3, 2022. (Alaska National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal)


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