G.I. Josie – Nonprofit for Female PTSD & MST

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.
Read her story

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An Interview with the CEO

“It’s really high time that these women get the appreciation that they deserve.”
– Laurabeth Messimer Lopez, CEO, GI Josie
Watch the interview here.

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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.
Read about this tragedy here:

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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

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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
Read the Task & Purpose article here:

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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

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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.
Read ANTONIETA

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“…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…

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“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

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Consent. It is as simple as tea.

The UK explains consent in the most British way possible. With Tea.

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Asking For It

Perhaps this grotesque power play to “get some” by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail. Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it

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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

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Hallelujah

Sailor Jerri is a Navy Veteran who loves to sing. She took her talent and rewrote ‘Hallelujah’ to honor the men and women in the military .

Sailor Jerri served our country from 2002 to 2006 as an aviation mechanic on F/A18 hornets and says she had several Veterans

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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John McCain Has Brain Cancer

“Cancer doesn’t know what it’s up against,” Mr. Obama tweeted. “Give it hell, John.”
Read about Senator McCain’s diagnosis here….

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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,”

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Korean War veteran’s Navy Cross is 66 years overdue

Naimo ran to their aid, exposing himself to withering enemy mortar, artillery and machine gun fire sweeping his company’s position: Hill 1052, near what would be called “The Punchbowl,” north of the 38th Parallel.
It was Friday, Sept. 14, 1951.
Naimo saw that the two Marines were severely wounded. They

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