“I felt like the system was raping me all over again”
Approximately one in three service members who indicated they had been a victim of sexual assault reported it to a superior within the military, roughly the same rate as 2016, and military commanders had sufficient evidence to take disciplinary action against two-thirds of service members accused according to the report.
RIP Sr Airman Jasmine Lovett
Our deepest condolences to her family, friends and all those affected by her loss. Thank you for your service, Jasmine.
May you find the peace you were looking for.
A security forces airman at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, New Mexico, has died by suicide, the base confirmed.
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Navy Identifies Deceased Sailors in F/A-18F Crash
“The entire Blacklion Family is grieving the loss of two great Americans. Lt. Cmdr. Johnson and Lt. King were phenomenal young men, exceptional naval aviators, and were living models of what honor, courage and commitment really mean,” said VFA-213’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Kevin Robb.
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70 years later, His Well Deserved Purple Heart Is Finally Awarded
On April 11, 1944, Staff Sgt. Edward Mims and five other men from the 566th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force narrowly escaped their B-24 Liberator just moments before it burst into flames over Nazi Germany. Before he jumped, the fire headed upwards towards Mims, then just 20
The Army Is Officially Honoring Three Slain JROTC Cadets
The Army has awarded Medals of Heroism, the service’s highest medal for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets, to the three JROTC students killed defending their classmates from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14
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Virtual Reality smooths out PCS moves
“The listing photos, the photographer works for the seller,” Rowley said. “They’re not going to show the freeway running through the back yard. You can’t smell the smoke from 30 years of smoking in the house. It’s those kind of dynamics, those kind of intuitions, that are absent from listing
Why Military Women Are Missing from the #MeToo Moment
Women in the military put their lives on the line on behalf of this country. It is a profound betrayal of their commitment to our nation that the greater threat they face is from fellow service members and from a military justice system that fails them, time after time.
“…an important lesson was learned 76 years ago–one that he said should never be forgotten.”
With 104 years of memories, that day still sticks out to him.
Read Lt. Downing’s recollection here…
“She Was Asking For It. What Did She Think Was Going to Happen?”
” I have no doubt that to protect themselves from you possibly shaming them, and wanting to keep you out of their sphere after shaming themselves, they preemptively paint you as a nut, a liar, a whatever, and you are never given a chance to read for a part, or
Offutt Airman saves newborn minutes from death; named AFMS Trusted Hero
After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked.
But for Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to
Marine is on a mission to provide service dogs for vets with PTSD
Former Marine Cpl. Cole Lyle served a 400-day deployment in Afghanistan, in a war now in its 16th year. Tasked to recover blown up vehicles outside the wire, he often faced the threat of secondary roadside bombs or ambushes. He also volunteered at a trauma hospital in Helmand province, where
First black woman to lead West Point cadets ‘humbled’ by opportunity
When Simone Askew was in fifth grade, she saw military cadets march in formation across the field at an Army vs. Navy football game.
At that time she didn’t have a concept of what military academies were. But she was very attracted to what she saw that day
Military Sexual Trauma and Retaliation
This Soldier was retaliated against by her unit, ostracized by command and her peers and then forced to medically discharge without a opportunity to seek the proper diagnosis and treatment. To this date she believes like many other survivors that her command didn’t want to deal with the aftermath of
They ‘lived and died as warriors:’ Army mourns Fort Bragg paratroopers’ deaths
Two soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, including one from North Carolina, were each on their first deployments, Army officials said Friday.
The Department of Defense identified the soldiers Thursday evening as Spc. Christopher Michael Harris, 25, of Jackson Springs, N.C., and Sgt. Jonathon Michael Hunter, 23, of Columbus, Ind.
New commander is highest ranking female officer in Afghanistan since war began
KABUL, Afghanistan — Army Maj. Gen. Robin Fontes on Saturday assumed the highest position of any female servicemember in Afghanistan since the war began, taking over command of Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan.
“I promise to give you my full support, my best effort, my respect and my loyalty every day,”