Friendly Fire, Not So Friendly

They say a Marine on duty has no friends. Truer words have never been spoken. My experience in the military has been one of accomplishment, pride, and endurance. It was also heartbreaking, emotionally disturbing, and disappointing. I enjoyed being in the Marine Corps. It was challenging. It pushed me to limits I didn’t even know … Continue reading Friendly Fire, Not So Friendly

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Nobody to turn to.

Wronged Recruit, United States Army I had loved hanging out at the recruiting station, chatting with my recruiter, SFC H. He seemed like a nice guy. Always willing to come pick me up across town since I didn't have a car, let me use his computer since I didn't have internet, answer any question I … Continue reading Nobody to turn to.

U.S Soldier raped at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Anonymous, United States ArmyI am stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, originally from New Jersey. I never said anything  about this because I was embarrassed because I broke down and took a plea deal where he plead guilty to adultery.He was supposed to receive a letter of reprimand, to be confined for … Continue reading U.S Soldier raped at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

TSgt raped at Sather Air Base Iraq

Mary Gallager,  United States Air ForceI was at Sather AB, Iraq in November 2009, this was my 3 tour to the region. I was having trouble with a co-worker and one night I went into to the bathroom as I came out of the stall he was standing there and threw me up against the … Continue reading TSgt raped at Sather Air Base Iraq

Recently separated Coast Guard veteran demanding changes in how the Coast Guard handles rape cases.

I was separated from the Coast Guard because I reported a rape. I am not ready to share my story.  I do want to share these four concerns that I feel should be addressed by the Congress. 1. I was forced to pay out of pocket to attend my own Article 32 hearing. I was … Continue reading Recently separated Coast Guard veteran demanding changes in how the Coast Guard handles rape cases.

Mother speaks out about her rape as one of the first female Naval Aircrew Members

Ellen, United States Navy My teenage son plans to apply for West Point, and it is my dream to help leave a legacy for him, including a fair and safe military. As he and I have discussed his goals, I’ve come to realize that I should tell my story to prevent what happened to me … Continue reading Mother speaks out about her rape as one of the first female Naval Aircrew Members

Base Boston, the Coast Guard, and Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault

Base Boston It’s the headquarters for the Coast Guard’s entire First District. It’s where many victims of sexual assault in the service get sent. And it’s where, all too often, their military careers then come to an end. read full story here and in the current issue of Boston Magazine

U.S Sailor Gang Raped

Anonymous, United States Navy On 16 November 2011 I was sitting at the ER at the Dayton VA and this male Veteran approached me and asked me “to go out back and have sex with him”. I said “what”, he said “let’s go out back and fuck”. It brought back all my memories that I … Continue reading U.S Sailor Gang Raped

Senior Airman raped in Okinawa

Sarah, United States Air Force It all began 22 March 2003. I landed in a foreign land as a technical school graduate. After departing my flight I got settled into this new land called Okinawa. When I finally got acclimated to the shop I met my first supervisor, Staff Sergeant ***** Our first supervisor/trainee session … Continue reading Senior Airman raped in Okinawa