Rape defense classes come to installation

By Derek Gean
Community editor

One Army spouse’s  dedication to self-defense will leave a lasting legacy for the Fort Leonard Wood community, long after her time here comes to an end later this year.

 Patricia Shamburger, an instructor with the Rape Aggression Defense System since 2007, had a goal of bringing the RAD System to Fort Leonard Wood, after moving to the community in 2012. Seeing a gap in personal-protection training for women, she inquired with Shawn Steen, Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program manager, about potentially teaching the program at Fort Leonard Wood.

 Steen said Shamburger had a passion to help bring another domestic violence and sexual assault training tool to the  community.

 “The program not only teaches techniques of how to physically respond to an attack, but identifies the most important goal of being able to disengage from the…     Read More...