1. sasheer:

    Hell yeah, Amy.

    WOW… Amy Schumer is dead-on with this.

    Reblogged from: thesheertruth
  2. 
Sandra Lee, who currently lives in Connecticut, was working in Civil Affairs in the Army Reserves when she deployed to Iraq in 2003, and it was there that a colleague attacked her in her room. After returning to the U.S. in 2004, she spent years struggling with the V.A. to get benefits and dealing with the aftermath of her assault.

Photo by Gabriele Galimberti and Pietro Chelli/INSTITUTE
(via "Every time I tried to tell the truth…I was shut down" | MSNBC)

    Sandra Lee, who currently lives in Connecticut, was working in Civil Affairs in the Army Reserves when she deployed to Iraq in 2003, and it was there that a colleague attacked her in her room. After returning to the U.S. in 2004, she spent years struggling with the V.A. to get benefits and dealing with the aftermath of her assault.

    Photo by Gabriele Galimberti and Pietro Chelli/INSTITUTE

    (via "Every time I tried to tell the truth…I was shut down" | MSNBC)

  3. President Obama will correct a historical act of discrimination next month when he awards the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest commendation for combat valor, to 19 Hispanic, Jewish and African-American veterans overlooked previously because of their racial or ethnic backgrounds.
  4. Our instructor, he told us all it takes is everything you got, and it’s true… Once you are committed to a goal, you can make it if you put everything into it.
  5. firstwoman:

These are the first four women to complete a 59-day grueling infantry training course for the U.S. Marines. Fifteen women began the course; these four completed it, but only three will graduate since the fourth woman was too injured to complete the combat fitness course. 
CNN reported that the women won’t join infantry forces and instead will be assigned to non-combat roles. 
h/t Gawker, Business Insider
Photo: Instagram

    firstwoman:

    These are the first four women to complete a 59-day grueling infantry training course for the U.S. Marines. Fifteen women began the course; these four completed it, but only three will graduate since the fourth woman was too injured to complete the combat fitness course. 

    CNN reported that the women won’t join infantry forces and instead will be assigned to non-combat roles. 

    h/t Gawker, Business Insider

    Photo: Instagram

    Reblogged from: firstwoman
  6. Soldier Returns Home From Afghanistan To Discover His Dog Had Been Sold On Craiglist

    SO WRONG

    (signal boost just in case anyone from WA reads my Tumblr)

  7. A Measure to Curb Sexual Assault in Military to Be Cut From Bill - NYTimes.com

    In a striking showdown between Senator Carl Levin, the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and a member of his own party, Mr. Levin said on Tuesday that he would remove a measure aimed at curbing sexual assault in the military from a defense spending bill.

    ………

    Mr. Levin’s decision to support military brass in their resistance to Ms. Gillibrand’s proposal sets up a confrontation between a long-serving chairman of the committee with strong ties to the armed forces and a relatively new female member — one of a record seven women serving on the committee — who has made sexual assault in the military a signature issue.

  8. Juana Summers: Sexual assault scandal becomes a Pentagon test

    journosofcolor:

    Politico || May 16, 2013

    A burgeoning sex-abuse scandal in the military is emerging as a true test of whether the Pentagon can change its culture, stamp out a rampant ill and drag itself into the modern age.

    related: The Invisible War is available on Netflix Instant.

    Reblogged from: journosofcolor
  9. StoryCorps: Julie Cyr | WABE 90.1 FM

    Julie Cyr joined ROTC and made a commitment to the army in exchange for a full ride through college. She was 19 at the time and didn’t know what to expect of officer training. But on her first day, she met Benjamin Keating.

  10. explore-blog:

    In which a brilliant feminist Senator – New York’s Kirsten Gillibrand – stands up against rape and schools a U. S. General on how to do his job.

    As we know, thousands of rapes are reported in the military each year, manifold more go unreported, and a female soldier in a combat zone is more likely to be raped by a fellow soldier than killed by enemy fire.

    Reblogged from: explore-blog
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