Lucy Coffey, the Oldest Living U.S. Woman Veteran, Dies at 108

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The Marines Are Looking For 'A Few Good Women'—Or Are They?

Until recently, women could enlist in the Marines, but they couldn't serve in active combat. Now the government agency is hoping to lure recruits with its, "A Few Good Women" campaign—or are they? » 3/16/15 11:40am 3/16/15 11:40am

Navy Welcomes Women on Subs, Omits Guy Who Filmed Some in the Shower

The Navy is officially offering enlisted women submarine placements—that's what she said! OK, now that that joke's out of the way … the plan was formally approved in December, the same month a first petty officer was caught filming his fellow female first petty officers in the shower for over one year and selling the… » 1/21/15 5:50pm 1/21/15 5:50pm

Sudan Refuses to Let UN Investigate Reports of Mass Rape By Military

The United Nations has been trying for weeks to investigate reports that Sudanese soldiers raped over 200 women and girls in late October in the village of Tabit, North Darfur. A leaked internal UN report says the Sudanese military is deliberately making it hard for its peacekeepers to investigate the claims,… » 12/10/14 1:10pm 12/10/14 1:10pm

Female Navy Officers Were Secretly Filmed While Showering

The Navy's first female submarine sailors were secretly filmed while they showered aboard their craft by a male officer who then sold those tapes to others. He recorded their private moments for over one year. » 12/04/14 4:10pm 12/04/14 4:10pm

Lawyer Changes Military's Sexual Assault Rules, Military Not Into It

After years defending soldiers accused of drug crimes and sexual assault, Col. Don Christensen wanted to atone for his sins of freeing men who didn't deserve it. But when he turned the tables, the military was not so pleased. » 11/26/14 5:30pm 11/26/14 5:30pm

Army Quietly Grants Gropey General a Cushy Retirement

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… » 10/02/14 2:00pm 10/02/14 2:00pm

You'll Be Seeing A Lot Less Pink In The NFL This Pinktober

The dreaded Pinktober Pinkout Pinktacular is almost here, and NFL Shop already is emailing the ladies telling us to buy pink, pink, pink. But there's a good chance football fans will see less pink this time around, according to Uni Watch. » 9/30/14 2:50pm 9/30/14 2:50pm

Cee-Lo Green Pulled From Military Base Performance

After his atrocious Twitter comments about rape and subsequent terrible apology, Cee-Lo Green has been cut from the performance line-up of a concert at a D.C. navy base. It seems concert organizers realized that having someone who has allegedly drugged and raped a woman and then complained about it was not the right… » 9/05/14 10:10am 9/05/14 10:10am

Marine Corps Veteran Righteously Rants Against Military Rape Jokes


Brian Jones, a Marine Corps veteran and the editor-in-chief of Task & Purpose, is tired of military leaders' indifference to systemic online sexism. » 8/29/14 4:10pm 8/29/14 4:10pm

​Joni Ernst Discusses Sexual Harassment She Faced in the Military

Joni Ernst, GOP candidate for US Senator of Iowa, has served over 20 years in the military, spent 14 months in Kuwait during Operation Iraq Freedom, and as a Lieutenant Colonel, commands the largest battalion in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's a Obamacare-opposing, gun rights-supporting, Palin-endorsed, GOP nut. … » 8/16/14 2:46pm 8/16/14 2:46pm

Military Says Black Female Soldiers Can Have Braids and Twists Again

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time from his busy schedule to say that black women in the military could have braids and twists again. » 8/14/14 7:15pm 8/14/14 7:15pm

Air Force Academy Launches Investigation into Rape, Drugs and Cheating

This weekend, U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson announced she was requesting an investigation into the school's athletic department over numerous cases of sexual assault, flagrant drug use and academic cheating among cadets. » 8/04/14 10:20am 8/04/14 10:20am

Ex-Marine Investigated in Disappearance of Pregnant Marine Spouse

It has been more than three weeks since Twentynine Palms, California, resident Erin Corwin went missing, and law enforcement has been focusing the investigation on Christopher Brandon Lee, a married ex-Marine with whom Corwin (also married) was having an affair. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department has… » 7/22/14 11:40am 7/22/14 11:40am

Female Marines Face Questions of Strength, Combat Readiness

Female Marines have already begun proving their combat ability with eighty-five women making it through the infantry training course last fall. But doubts still remain about their ability to meet the same standards a men—a question largely of physical strength. » 7/07/14 6:15pm 7/07/14 6:15pm

Today Adm. Michelle J. Howard became the first female – and first black – four-star admiral in the history of the U.S. Navy. Howard is used to be the first; according to the Washington Post she "was the first African-American woman to serve as a three-star officer in the U.S. military and command a U.S. Navy ship." » 7/01/14 2:10pm 7/01/14 2:10pm

500 Military Members Disciplined or Fired for Sexual Harassment

According to a new report, the United States military fired or disciplined nearly 500 service members for sexual harassment in a 12-month period. In that fiscal year, the report says, there were 1,366 reports of sexual harassment, 13 percent of which involved repeat offenders. » 5/16/14 1:20pm 5/16/14 1:20pm