Posts tagged "Military"
New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

The law also now requires the California Military Department to report annually to the state government on sexual assault incidences and prevention plans.
New Report Urges US Military to Allow Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

New Report Urges US Military to Allow Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

A recent report has concluded that the US military has the resources it needs to allow transgender personnel to serve openly. Unfortunately, military policies don't allow them to do so.
US Support of Afghanistan Will Continue Even As Troops Drawdown

US Support of Afghanistan Will Continue Even As Troops Drawdown

The remaining troops will help train and advise Afghan security forces, as well as assist in counter-terrorism operations.
Fort Hood Soldiers Recruited for Prostitution Ring During Sexual Assault Program

Fort Hood Soldiers Recruited for Prostitution Ring During Sexual Assault Program

Female soldiers testified on Monday that they were recruited for a prostitution ring organized by a sergeant at Fort Hood in Texas.
Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military Abortion Rights: Boxing In Women Who Serve

Military families not only bear the full burden of costs for abortion care but, in some circumstances, are also actively blocked from receiving it even with out-of-pocket funds.
Our #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival

Our #AbortionMatters Blog Carnival

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First Woman Takes Helm of Air Force Academy

First Woman Takes Helm of Air Force Academy

On Monday, Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson took control of the Air Force Academy.
House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Yesterday the House passed an amendment to the 2014 defense appropriations bill that seeks to increase support of military sexual assault victims who have faced separation from the military based on alleged mental disorders.
Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped

Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped

A charge of sexual battery against Air Force officer Jeffrey Krusinski was dropped on Thursday. He is instead being charged with assault and battery and could still face jail time.
Gillibrand Gains New Bi-Partisan Support in Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Gillibrand Gains New Bi-Partisan Support in Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Today conservative Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) will officially announce their support for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's provision of the National Defense Reauthorization Act that would remove cases of military sexual assault from the chain of command.
Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal

Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 20 women during his 13-year tenure in the Air Force.
Women of Senate Vow to Continue Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Women of Senate Vow to Continue Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Speaking to MSNBC Wednesday, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said, "You know, for 20 long years, various secretaries of defense have said these words: 'We have zero tolerance for this kind of activity in the military and were not going to allow it.' And every single secretary of defense never made the changes. We have to...
Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) announced that he will remove a provision from the defense spending bill that would take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command.
Air Forces Releases Lackland Sex Abuse Investigation Results

Air Forces Releases Lackland Sex Abuse Investigation Results

The US Air Force released the results of an investigation into widespread sex abuse charges at the Lackland Air Force Base training facility in Texas this week. As of Wednesday, 23 training instructors have been investigated for alleged sexual assault of 48 victims. Of those who have been investigated, 11 instructors have faced criminal charges,...
Military Commission To Recommend Dropping Combat Restrictions for Women

Military Commission To Recommend Dropping Combat Restrictions for Women

The Military Leadership Diversity Commission announced plans to recommend that the Pentagon change its policies to allow women in combat. The Commission, established by Congress in 2009, is comprised of senior retired and active military officers. Members of the Commission stated that the report will be given to Congress and the White House by March....