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One Gay Man's Army
Society & Culture  (tags: media, military, propaganda, troops, gayrights, freedoms, law, media, rights, sadness, safety, society, usa, culture, dishonesty, americans, activists, abuse )

- 673 days ago -
As soon as the Pentagon signaled that DADT would be ending soon, he enlisted in the Army in July 2011. A little less than a year later, he was being humiliated in front of almost three dozen people for being gay.
Colbert Mocks Conservative Outrage Over 'Girly' New Marine Hats: 'They're Cutting Off the Balls of Montezuma' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Marine Corps, military, satire, media, TV, Colbert Report, society )

Carrie No
- 709 days ago -
Stephen Colbert mocked the conservative media outrage Thursday night over the proposed changes to the hats worn by the Marine Corps.
One Stat About the U.S. Military That Will Surprise You
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, military, society, family, education, freedoms, patriotism, news, humans, interesting )

Carrie No
- 764 days ago -
There is a widespread perception in the U.S. that enlisted soldiers are poor, uneducated and underprivileged, that they choose to enlist and to serve because they have few other options, and that they risk their lives because they have very little to...
Gay Troops Prep for September Marriage Spree, Put Wedding Parties on Ice
Society & Culture  (tags: gay rights, military, good news, Pentagon, society, culture, family, travel, rights, news, freedoms )

Carrie No
- 764 days ago -
September marks nuptial season across part of the American military as gay and lesbian troops cash in new, Pentagon-granted leaves to tie the knot. Starting Tuesday, the Pentagon is allowing gay troops to take travel leaves for up to seven days -- or as...
Demand Justice for Sexually Assaulted Military Personnel - ForceChange
Society & Culture  (tags: military )

- 815 days ago -
Presently, as hard as it is to believe, women and men who have been raped and sexually assaulted by their superior officers are not allowed to take their charges to anyone other than their superior officers.
Why DOMA Is Indefensible: How the Policy Undermines America's Military Readiness.
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, government, SupremeCourt, supremecourt, usa, war, troops, military, ethics, dishonesty, abuse, americans, ethics, family, freedoms, gayrights, health, law, safety, society, rights )

- 832 days ago -
"An Egyptian officer once said to me, 'You know, you treat your enlisted men differently in this country than we do. You treat them like they're equal.' When that equality breaks down, you lose something."
Tell Congress: It's Time to Help Rape Survivors in the Military ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, women, violence, rape, military, protection )

- 840 days ago -
Servicewomen who are raped and become pregnant have to pay for the cost of an abortion out of pocket. Stand with organizations like UltraViolet-- tell Congress to pass the Shaheen Amendment so we can provide coverage to military personnel.
Pledge - Military Survivors of Sexual Assault Deserve Justice ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, military, sexual assault, survivors, women, protection, violence, environment )

- 855 days ago -
Under current military rules, survivors of sexual assault must turn to the chain of command to secure justice. These commanders do not have the legal expertise to make such critical decisions as whether or not to pursue and punish sex offenders.
Secretary Hagel: Support the Only Real Solution to Military Rape ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, military, rape, women, assault, protection, environment )

- 882 days ago -
Tell Chuck Hagel, the new Secretary of Defense, "Lend your public support to the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act (STOP) Act -- H.R. 1593 -- the only real solution to the military's epidemic of rape and sexual assault."
In Her Own Words: True Stories From Women Veterans
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, freedoms, government, law, media, military, politics, safety, society, women )

- 921 days ago -
Three women try to make sense of life back at home after tours of duty with the U.S. military.
Video:Watch An Awesome Feminist Senator Teach A U.S. General How To Do His Job
Society & Culture  (tags: congress, crime, cover-up, abuse, dishonesty, corruption, ethics, government, military, lies, propaganda, politics, usa, troops, violence, women, crime, culture, americans, freedoms, society, rights, sadness, safety, police )

- 932 days ago -
In 2011, there were 3,191 reports of sexual assault in the military. Only 240 moved to trial. In this clip, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is asking the military brass about a case at Aviano Air Base where a general reversed the decision of a military jury
Video: CBS News: Military Sex Abuse Case Brings Military Law Under Review
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, health, humans, rights, sadness, safety, society, usa, violence, women, military, troops )

- 937 days ago -
For too long, the issue of sexual violence in the military has been left in the shadows. But that's changing.
Obama Awards Medal of Honor to Hero of Afghan Battle
Society & Culture  (tags: military, war, bravery, Obama, news, americans, government, goodnews )

Carrie No
- 968 days ago -
President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor on Monday to a former Army staff sergeant for his courageous actions in defending a remote combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan from a 2009 insurgent attack that left eight other Americans dead and 22 wounded.
AP Source: Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Who Led 1991 Operation Desert Storm, Dead at 78
Society & Culture  (tags: troops, military, americans, sadness, Schwarzkopf )

Carrie No
- 1014 days ago -
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over ...
As First Military Social Work Officer Killed in Action, Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera Was a 'Soldier of Kindness' TEXT and PHOTOS
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, sadness, military, mental health, PTSD, family, war, Afghanistan, society )

Carrie No
- 1058 days ago -
Army Lt. Col. Jeff Yarvis looked out at the cemetery where 41-year-old Army Lt. Col. David Cabrera, believed to be the first military social work officer killed in action by enemy fire, would be buried this day.

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