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Veterans Group Wants Data On Military Service Academies Gender Admission Policies

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 02.03.2015 | College

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A lawsuit filed Tuesday by plaintiffs including an advocacy group for female service members is pressing the Pentagon for info...

Molly O'Toole

Sexual Assault Victims Freed From Oppressive Disclosure

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Sexual assault victims will no longer have to disclose related counseling on applications for national security clearance, National Intelligence Direc...

Molly O'Toole

Ruth Moore Act of 2013 Highlights Military Sexual Assault Survivors' Struggle For Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Molly O'Toole | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics

Ruth Moore's career in the military began like many others: at age 18, she joined the Navy, "eager to fight" for her country. But two and a half month...

Six Ways to Honor Our Veterans

Joshua Kors | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Joshua Kors

Forget wearing a flag pin. Or slapping a "We Support the Troops" bumper sticker on your Prius. This Veterans Day push yourself to do something that's actually meaningful. Here are six ways to honor our soldiers.

Telling the Truth and Demanding Justice

Greg Jacob | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Greg Jacob

Today, more than 250 people will come to Washington, D.C., for a first-of-its-kind event that will inform, empower and move forward critical efforts to eliminate sexual violence within the military.

Pentagon Recommends Allowing Women To Serve Closer To Front Lines

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.09.2012 | Women

WASHINGTON — For the past decade women in the U.S. military have served, fought and died on the battlefields in Iraq and Afghanistan. On Thursd...

Laura Bassett

Military Rape Policies Announced By Defense Department Don't Fix Problem, Groups Charge

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

In light of statistics that show staggering rates of sexual assault in the U.S. military, the Department of Defense announced on Tuesday two new polic...

Military Sexual Trauma - Seeking Justice

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

While embedded with Marines during the invasion of Iraq, journalist Mercedes Gallego was cautioned that it was not safe to be alone. The reason, the servicewomen explained, was fear of being raped.

Memorial Day 2009 - A Look at Women in the Military

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Hopefully, in between the barbecues and the parades, our citizens will reflect on both the physical and emotional challenges that our service women have -- and continue -- to face.