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

“…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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Marines, sailor killed in Mississippi crash identified

U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve has identified the 15 Marines and one sailor who were killed Monday when their KC-130T crashed in the Mississippi Delta’s Leflore County. Here are their stories:
Read their stories here:

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Forces Command welcomes Richardson to Fort Bragg as new deputy commanding general

Given his pick among all of the Army’s two-star generals, Gen. Robert “Abe” Abrams knew exactly who he wanted as his No. 2 at U.S. Army Forces Command. On Friday, Abrams welcomed that choice — now Lt. Gen. Laura J. Richardson — to Fort Bragg during a ceremony at Marshall

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Clint Eastwood casts real-life heroes in The 15:17 to Paris

Production on Clint Eastwood‘s next movie gets underway this week, and in a somewhat surprising movie, Eastwood has cast a trio of real-life heroes to play themselves in THE 15:17 TO PARIS. A little under two years ago, aboard a train in France on its way from Amsterdam to Paris,

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Brad Paisley and John Fogerty tell it like it is

“When Brad Paisley posted the video for “Love and War,” the title track from his new album, on Facebook, he prefaced it with one declaratory sentence: “One of the most important things I’ve ever said and I’m so honored to say it with John Fogerty.” ”
Read the Rolling Stone

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As seven sailors are mourned, Navy admiral commends crew for heroic efforts

Gunner’s mate Seaman Dakota Rigsby, Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Douglass, Sonar Tech 3rd Class Ngoc Huynh, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlos Sibayan, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Martin, Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Rehm, Jr. – may you all rest in peace. Thank you

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First Woman Takes Command of Special Forces Group Battalion

Lt. Col. Megan A. Brogden was handed a flag today that was full of symbolism.
It marked her new position as a battalion commander and all the responsibilities associated with that job.
It marked the pinnacle of her U.S. Army career so far.
And it marked a milestone in the

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Five Realities Of Rape In The Military

“And let’s be frank here: If ISIS released a video depicting themselves sexually assaulting a captured American soldier, the nation would demand their entire hemisphere get nuked. So when the same thing happens at the hands of a fellow American soldier, the victims deserve better than “What did they expect?”

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