As of Friday, women who served in the Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II can now rest in peace at Arlington National Cemetery.
Last week, 16 West Point women posed for their Old Corps photograph—a time-honored tradition at the military academy where cadets pose for vintage-style photographs on the steps of the school’s oldest barrack—and dared to raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity. The women, all black, drew the ire of John Burk, a…
A new investigation from the Associated Press says that officials at the Pentagon deliberately misled Congress about the number of military sexual assault cases and how they’re being handled. The AP says the Pentagon used “inaccurate or vague information” to convince Congress not to pass a law giving more power to…
For three months, United States Army private and rape suspect Jameson T. Hazelbower has lived off the grid without difficulty. Despite accusations of violent sexual assault, the 24-year-old was simply listed as a military deserter without further efforts to bring him into custody.
The Army is looking to increase its number of female recruiting officers, and hopes to have at least one woman at each of its 780 large recruitment centers in the next three years. There are currently only 750 female recruiters out of the 8,800 in service.
During today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on women in combat two top generals said that women should be required to register for the Selective Service, along with men, as the branches begin to integrate women into combat roles.
Two of three women are in the last steps of becoming Army rangers and are currently training alongside nearly 125 men.
Dr. John Henry Hagmann, a retired Army lieutenant colonel who now teaches soldiers and military medical personnel, has been suspended for a series of deeply fucked-up-sounding experiments that involved torturing live pigs and dosing his students with ketamine and alcohol, then forcing them to perform dubious, highly…
Last year, the Army demoted and retired a two-star general after he allegedly felt up a female advisor in Djibouti in 2012. Former Maj. Gen. Ralph O. Baker’s hushed departure is a far cry from the public trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair earlier this year, though their punishments are similar: demotion with…
Chelsea Manning, convicted security document leaker, says the military refuses to provide that gender-reassignment care she was promised. She says she’s received nothing but “lip service” from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Army.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time from his busy schedule to say that black women in the military could have braids and twists again.
The Army will give Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair a demoted pension. He was accused of sexual assault among other crimes by a female soldier with whom he had an extramarital affair.
As if the military doesn’t have enough fires with all those sexual assault claims, the Army released an updated regulation banning twists and braids for female members. In response, African American soldiers have crafted a White House petition asking President Obama to order the Army to reconsider their new…
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was sentenced Thursday, receiving no jail time. He was reprimanded, whatever that means, and is required to give up his pay of $5,000 a month for four months, for a total of $20,000. He will keep his pension.
As testimony wraps up in the case of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, a new story has been revealed: when General Sinclair left the 172nd Infantry Brigade in 2010, his men put on a "raunchy skit" that consisted of one soldier pretending to be Sinclair and the other pretending to be his now-accuser (then mistress) offering…
An Army general accused of sexual assault will plead guilt to lesser chargers.
An Army judge said this week that politics had an undue effect on the court-martial of Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, allowing the defense an opportunity to renegotiate with the prosecution over some of Sinclair's lesser charges.
In the midst of a flurry of court cases and Senate activity over sexual assault in the military, the news that the Army's top sexual assault prosecutor assaulted a woman himself is probably not the kind of thing Army officials are excited about having to address. Well, whoops – here we go anyway.
The U.S. Army has banned 588 soldiers from working as sexual assault counselors, recruiters and drill sergeants for a variety of transgressions, many of which are related to their ongoing issues with sexual assault in the military.