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

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Raped and Pregnant at MacDill Air Force Base.

M.T FLoridaI joined the Air Force at age 18, in 1981. I after basic and technical school I arrived at MacDill AFB. I was the first woman in my career field assigned to my shop and was not accepted at all.My first roll call I was told that I would not be there long as … Continue reading Raped and Pregnant at MacDill Air Force Base.

Jennifer Norris at Lackland Congressional Hearing

Jennifer Norris, a staff member for the Military Rape Crisis Center and advisory member for Protect Our Defenders,  testified today before the House Armed Service Committee regarding the abuse at Lackland Air Force Base. Witnesses include: Gen. Mark A. Welsh III,  U.S. Air Force chief of staff; Gen. Edward A. Rice Jr., commander of U.S. Air … Continue reading Jennifer Norris at Lackland Congressional Hearing

Rape at Cannon Air Force Base

Jewel, United States Air Force In 1975 I joined the USAF. I was 19 years old and very shy and innocent. I believed that most people were good. And still think for the most part people are. My first duty station was Cannon AFB, NM. I worked in a Warehouse where 3 female airmen and … Continue reading Rape at Cannon Air Force Base

Airman afraid to report rape.

Jennifer, United States Air Force I did the same thing Mikayla Bragg did in an effort to appear fine when in reality I was falling apart inside.  I didn't want my Chain of Command to know how and why I felt the way I did because I was judged, threatened, expected to "suck it up", … Continue reading Airman afraid to report rape.

Raped at Chanute AFB and raped by a foreign soldier.

DM, United States Air Force I am currently NYANG AGR..(full time guard). The weekend of the end of April I went on a drinking and anti-depressants and Ambien binge. my life was flashing before my eyes and I needed it to end. I ended up as a non-voluntary admit on the Psych Unit of the … Continue reading Raped at Chanute AFB and raped by a foreign soldier.

Jennifer Norris speaks at the National Press Club

Jennifer Norris, Maine Director of the Military Rape Crisis Center speech at a recent press conference hosted by Protect Our Defenders. Jennifer was  in Washington DC with other sexual assault survivors of the military asking elected Congressional leaders to conduct a full investigation on how the DoD is addressing rape and sexual assault in the … Continue reading Jennifer Norris speaks at the National Press Club

Air Force sexual abuse trial gets underway

Last night on NBC Nightly News Congresswoman Jackie Speier and Air Force rape survivor and My Duty to Speak and Military Rape Crisis Center staff member Jennifer Norris discusses the rape and sexual abuse epidemic at Lackland Air Force Base. Watch the video here: http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/48202756#48178483 Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about … Continue reading Air Force sexual abuse trial gets underway

Why I Support the STOP Act (H.R. 3435)

Jennifer Norris, United States Air Force The STOP Act, Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act, would establish an independent professional legal entity separate from the chain of command of the Department of Defense. Until very recently, sexual assault investigations were under the control of and conducted by the Commander. The Commander had the power … Continue reading Why I Support the STOP Act (H.R. 3435)