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JBLM focuses on preventing sexual assaults

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JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A fast-developing sexual assault prevention program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has the Army mustering up new victim advocates, spreading a "zero tolerance" message down the ranks, and cracking down on misbehavior in the barracks. It's intended to reverse a rising number of reported military sexual assaults across the Armed Forces that is fraying relationships among service members and causing lawmakers to consider changes to the Army's justice system.

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