A Look At How Women Are Being Integrated Into the Military

As the military slowly integrates women into potentially all combat positions per Pentagon orders, reports about how its going have been mixed. If you ask the soldiers and commanders of the Army, it's going alright, as long as everyone is on their best behavior. » 4/15/14 1:20pm Tuesday 1:20pm

Army General Fined $20,000 But Will Not Go to Prison for Sex Crimes

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. » 3/20/14 12:10pm 3/20/14 12:10pm

Soldiers Mocked Affair Between General and Subordinate in Gross Skit

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… » 3/19/14 1:40pm 3/19/14 1:40pm

Army Removes Hundreds of Soldiers Over Sexual Assault Concerns

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. » 2/26/14 2:30pm 2/26/14 2:30pm

The Pull-Up Test for Female Marines Has Been Delayed Again

In November, the Marines announced that they'd pushed back a new requirement for women in the Marines to complete the same physical fitness test as men by January 2014. That standard has been pushed back yet again because more than half of female Marines cannot complete the three pull-ups demanded of men and women. » 1/03/14 10:50am 1/03/14 10:50am

Trial Reveals Fort Hood Soldier Tried to Create a Prostitution Ring

A male sergeant stationed at Fort Hood military base is currently on trial for using a prostitution ring allegedly started by a fellow officer. The women in this ring were apparently fellow female soldiers who were struggling with their finances, and were approached through an Army sexual assault and harassment… » 12/03/13 10:10am 12/03/13 10:10am

First Women Graduate From Marine Corps Infantry Training

Three women have passed the recently revised Marine Corps fitness tests and will graduate from Camp Geiger on Thursday amongst their 221 male peers. A fourth will likely pass in December, but a stress fracture has prevented her from taking her last physical test. As exciting as that news is, they won't join infantry… » 11/21/13 1:00pm 11/21/13 1:00pm

Is the Gaming World Ready for Women in Combat?

It's currently very slim pickings when it comes to playable female characters in popular military video games, even though there are more female gamers playing them than ever before. Now that women will be fighting on the IRL front lines, will virtual female soldiers make history, too? Some gamers believe so. » 2/01/13 4:20pm 2/01/13 4:20pm

Marine Corps Officially Says They'll Let Women Train for (Some Types…

It's happening: the Marine Corps officially announced — as expected — that it will allow women to start training at its intensive infantry officer school at Quantico, VA and join some ground combat battalions. The changes will provide the Marine Corps' 13,800 women (out of 197,800 men — the Marines are the most… » 7/09/12 6:30pm 7/09/12 6:30pm

Will Military Women Finally Get the Abortion Access They Deserve?

The military reported 471 rapes of servicemembers in 2011, but the real number is probably higher, since the Pentagon's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office estimates that only about 13.5 percent of all rapes and sexual assaults in the military are actually reported. Several hundred women in the military… » 6/13/12 12:45pm 6/13/12 12:45pm

Marine Corps Comes to Its Senses, Allows Women to Train for Combat

The issue of women in combat has long been a thorny one for the military. While laws forbidding women from serving in combat were repealed 20 years ago, there have been Pentagon regulations that have essentially done the same thing since then, and women have been relegated to support roles rather than combat positions. … » 4/20/12 2:00pm 4/20/12 2:00pm

Australia Allows Female Soldiers In Combat Roles

In most countries, women aren't allowed to serve in combat roles. However, that doesn't mean they don't end up on the front lines, and female soldiers in the U.S. have complained that the restriction just means they aren't getting enough training for when they do end up in combat. Today Australia's military took a big… » 9/27/11 10:30pm 9/27/11 10:30pm