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Gay Vet Kicked Out Of Air Force 68 Years Ago Gets Honorable Discharge

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 01.11.2017 | Home

In 1948, H. Edward Spires, received an “undesirable” discharge from the Air Force for being gay. On Jan. 6, the 91-year-old man from Norwalk, Conn...

Molly O'Toole

Members Of The Military Will Hear Victims' Testimony At Senate Sexual Assault Hearing | Molly O'Toole | Posted 03.06.2013 | Home

Top members of the military will hear testimony from victims of military sexual assault next Wednesday at the first Senate hearing to be held on the i...

Why Seth MacFarlane Went Too Far

Dawn V. Woollen | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Dawn V. Woollen

Why did anyone think that on a night that is supposed to honor the best of Hollywood, a town that has broken so many barriers and moved us forward in so many ways, banal sexist, racist and anti-Semitic jokes would be funny and appropriate?

Molly O'Toole

Lackland Sex Scandal Reaches The House | Molly O'Toole | Posted 01.23.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Paula Coughlin and Jennifer Norris finished each other's sentences, laughed loudly and put a hand on the other's shoulder. Coughlin is a...

House Weighs Sexual Assault In Military

Reuters | Posted 03.25.2013 | Home

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. House Armed Services Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday into s...

US Air Force Finds Pornography, 'Offensive' Material In Inspections

Reuters | Posted 03.21.2013 | Home

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force, reeling from a scandal over sexual abuse of female recruits, said o...

Our Military Justice System Needs Fixing

Nancy Parrish | Posted 03.19.2013 | Home
Nancy Parrish

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that 22-33 percent of female service members are assaulted while in the service. We need our elected leaders to take action in 2013 to fix our broken system of military justice.

Molly O'Toole

Air Force Sex Scandal Report Cites 'Abuse Of Power' Amid Petraeus, Allen Investigation | Molly O'Toole | Posted 11.15.2012 | Home

A U.S. military shaken by the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus and the investigation of its top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, a...

We Must Change the Military Justice System

Rep. Jackie Speier | Posted 12.10.2012 | Home
Rep. Jackie Speier

The Lackland sex abuse scandal is now the most horrific in recent times with more than 40 young patriotic women trainees falling victim to as many as 19 instructors. The Air Force would like to believe the problem is the fault of a few bad apples. It's so much more than that.

Trainer Sentenced In Air Force Sex Scandal

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Home

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A U.S. Air Force training instructor was sentenced to 45 days in jail after confessing...

Lackland Sexual Abuse Survivor Bikes Cross-Country to Deliver Petitions to Rep. Buck McKeon

Nancy Parrish | Posted 10.24.2012 | Home
Nancy Parrish

A congressional hearing could investigate for signs of widespread sexual violence within our ranks. Our elected officials must now act to get to the bottom of the military's rape crisis.

Automatic Spending Cuts Already Wreaking Havoc On Troops' Kids

Reuters | Posted 10.19.2012 | Home

* Native American schools forced to seek bank loan * Jan. 2 automatic spending cuts target some groups early * Congress ...

As Lackland Air Force Base Scandal Widens, Tailhook Whistleblower To Demand Hearing

The Huffington Post | Molly O'Toole | Posted 08.02.2012 | Home

At least 83 women were sexually assaulted or molested in 1991 at the Las Vegas convention of the Tailhook Association, a group of active-duty and reti...

How Many More Military Rapes Before Rep. Buck McKeon Investigates Lackland?

Nancy Parrish | Posted 10.17.2012 | Home
Nancy Parrish

Paula met with President George H.W. Bush at the White House. The former president apparently started to cry as she told her story. He promised a full investigation. Unfortunately, 20 years later nothing has changed.

It's Time for Congress to Act on Sexual Assaults in the Military

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Nancy Parrish

The prevalence of rape in our military, the failure to prosecute perpetrators and the retaliation against the victim continues to undermine readiness, unit cohesion and morale. How many soldiers need to be sexually assaulted before Congress acts?

Developments Made In Air Force Sex Abuse Trial

Posted 09.19.2012 | Home

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN ANTONIO -- An Air Force instructor was convicted Friday of rape and sexual assault in a massive sex scandal that has ro...

Veteran Bikes to End Epidemic of Military Sexual Assault

Nancy Parrish | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Nancy Parrish

Colleen, a mother of two and an Iraq war veteran, was raped at the now infamous Lackland Air Force Base by a superior officer in 2003 and assaulted the following year while on active duty. Colleen is riding for those who can't.

Tailhook Whistleblower Demands Congress Investigate Lackland Sexual Assaults

Nancy Parrish | Posted 09.10.2012 | Home
Nancy Parrish

The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership that allows, perpetrates and condones sexual assault on the very members of our armed services.

Turning Tragedy Into Activism: Remembering Colonel Philip Shue

Cilla McCain | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Cilla McCain

Nine years ago yesterday, on April 16, 2003, Colonel Shue kissed his wife goodbye and headed to work at Lackland Air Force Base. It was the last time they would ever see each other. The wreckage of his 1995 Tracer will sit by the road rusting away; a mangled symbol of injustice.