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This App Could Help Prevent Sexual Assault in the Military

Sexual assault in the military is a growing epidemic. Assaults rose by 50 percent during the 2014-15 academic year, with 91 reported at the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy, along with 28 cases of sexual harassment. Read More »

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White House Announces President Barack Obama's Support of Women Registering for the Draft

After remaining neutral on the topic for some time, the Obama Administration has finally taken a stance on women registering for the draft. Read More »

WASP Elaine Harmon Will Finally Be Buried at Arlington

Early this year, President Barack Obama signed legislation to allow the cremated remains of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery — the hallowed burial place typically reserved for those who worked for the U.S. armed forces. Read More »

Senate Votes for Women to Register for Military Draft

Historically only American men have been drafted into combat. But for the first time in history, the Senate voted on Tuesday in support of a defense bill that would require women to register for a potential military draft. Read More »

4 Lessons We Can All Learn From Miss USA Deshauna Barber

Whether you watched the pageant or not, you probably have heard a thing or two about Deshauna Barber — or Miss District of Columbia — and her recent Miss USA win. Read More »

Human Rights Watch Says the Military Must Protect Rape Victims From Retaliation

A reported released Thursday by Human Rights Watch (HRW) says the Pentagon is not doing enough to protect victims of rape in the military from retaliation. Read More »

Women Join the Marine Corps Infantry for the First Time Ever

The first two women ever were approved to join the infantry of the U.S. Marines Corps. The roles were once only open to men. Read More »

Congress Just Approved Arlington Burials for Female WWII Pilots

Congress just passed legislation to allow the cremated remains of Women Airforce Service Pilots during World War II to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery — the hallowed burial place typically reserved for those who worked for the U.S. armed forces. Read More »

The Navy Just Gave Women Iconic Sailor Hats for the First Time

Female sailors will now also have the chance to toss off the symbolic white hat to someone they love when their ship leaves port. Read More »

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