We Know How You Girls Like To Have Fun

Suzanne, USMC It was the eve before my 20th birthday, I had been telling everyone it's almost my birthday, I'd always been excited for my birthday. A few male marines told me they would be at a hotel we all used to hang out at and I should stop by. I didn't know them and … Continue reading We Know How You Girls Like To Have Fun

Raped at Ft. Hood

I was 19 yrs old stationed with 157 QM Unit Ft. Hood Texas. I needed a ride somewhere the next day. I asked a group of guys sitting at a picnic table that I knew. I said I would give gas money. One of them asked me to follow him, and we could talk about … Continue reading Raped at Ft. Hood

Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon misled Congress by using inaccurate or vague information about sexual assault cases to blunt support for a Senate bill that would make a major change in how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct, an Associated Press investigation found. Internal government records that summarized the outcomes of dozens of cases … Continue reading Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases

Soldier raped in Korea

Anonymous, United States Army I joined the military at 18 because my mother was sick. She died when I was 19yrs old in A.I.T. Two months later I was sent to Korea after being there a month I was raped by a top-ranking soldier. I was already devastated by the death of my mother this … Continue reading Soldier raped in Korea

Raped at Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine

I joined the U.S. Coast Guard October 31, 1983. After graduating boot camp, I was assigned to a small boat station in South Portland, Maine. It was there that I was brutally raped and told that if I told anyone that my face would be cut up with a knife. The rape was reported and … Continue reading Raped at Coast Guard Station South Portland, Maine

Raped and retaliated against in the U.S Navy.

Anonymous, United States Navy It took a lot of courage to come forward and report I was sexually assaulted by my army supervisor (e-7) and his Afghan colleague who both worked for the 3star Army command general. I thought there would be an investigation and that I would be allowed to continue doing my job, … Continue reading Raped and retaliated against in the U.S Navy.

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

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.