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Bill Package Addresses Issues Facing Female Veterans

As members of Congress shine a light on the treatment of women service members in the U.S. military during hearings in Washington D.C., Sen. Kevin Parker has unveiled a legislative package addressing a range of issues facing New York veterans — from post-service homelessness to alcohol and substance abuse.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News – May 17, 2013

As a board-certified clinical psychologist with Deployment Health Clinical Center, part of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Dr. Vladimir Nacev has seen his share of patients suffering from sleep deprivation and disorders.

Woman Claims Veteran Affairs Owes Her Over $300,000; Never Seen A...

"Woke up, I don't know what time it was, with somebody on top of me, sexually assaulting me," says Kelly Smith.

Panetta: Military Has ‘No Tolerance’ for Sexual Assault

Sexual misconduct and sexual assault will not be tolerated in the military, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

New Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Director Named

The Department of Defense announced today that Maj. Gen. Gary S. Patton will become the new director of the DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) in July.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 17, 2012

It's National Volunteer Week, and VA is recognizing the invaluable contribution of volunteers across the country.

DOD Releases Annual Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Report

The Department of Defense today released the fiscal 2011 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, as required by the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2011.

Top 10 Veterans Stories in Today’s News April 03, 2012

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which provides VA an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to supporting Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST).

DOD Implements New Changes to Sexual Assault Response

The Defense Department has refined new methods to aid sexual assault victims whether reporting a crime or seeking assistance as they transition from service, the director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said here March 30.

DOD Releases Sexual Assault Report, Announces New Policies

Defense Department officials today released the "Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies," covering the academic year from June 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011.

Veterans aren’t lying about PTSD

As the U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs (DVA) and Veterans Benefit Administration (VBA) made significant steps last year in improving the ludicrous regulations for veterans obtaining disability...

Military sexual trauma not addressed fully

For some veterans, however, the struggle to secure compensation for service-induced trauma continues unabated

Pope’s Preacher: Child Abuse Cover-up Critics Akin to Anti-Semites

In a sermon that shocked the world on Good Friday, the AP reports that "Pope Benedict XVI's personal preacher likened the tide of allegations that...

Military Restricted Reporting Does Not Put Rapists Away

Whenever a new report on sexual assault in the military comes from the Pentagon, no doubt it can be read about on many women's...

Rape Is Funny

Prisoner rape is one of this country's most widespread human rights problems, and arguably its most neglected. Frustratingly, heartbreakingly—but also hopefully—if only we had the political will, we could almost completely eliminate it.