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Panel criticizes military on sexual assault cases

Tags: DoD , Senate ,

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 01:18pm EDT

Air Force creating 'battle rhythm' to stop sexual assault

The Air Force said it has identified 59 victims at a basic training facility. Thirty-two instructors are among those who have been accused or convicted of committing sexual improprieties with trainees. Senior leaders say they must do more to stop the problem.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Edward Rice , workforce , Mark Welsh , Jennifer Norris , Protect Our Defenders , Jared Serbu , House Armed Services Committee , congress , House

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 06:38am EST
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Double-digit increase in reported sexual assaults at military academies

Reports of unwanted sexual contact increased sharply in the past academic year. The Pentagon believes the spike shows more reporting, not more crimes.

Tags: DoD , workforce , military academies , Gary Patton , U.S. Naval Academy , U.S. Military Academy , West Point , U.S. Air Force Academy , Anu Bhagwati

Wednesday - 12/26/2012, 12:28pm EST
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Navy plans mandatory anti-sexual assault training for every sailor

Each sailor will be required to take a new round of training by the end of this year. Courses will emphasize the need for "bystander" servicemembers to intervene when they see activities that could foreshadow sexual assault.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Scott Seeberger , Martha Herb , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Friday - 07/06/2012, 05:17am EDT
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Widening sex scandal rocks Texas Air Force base

From a chapel pulpit on Lackland Air Force Base, where every American airman reports for basic training, Col. Glenn Palmer delivered his first order to nearly 600 recruits seated in the pews: If you're sexually harassed or assaulted, tell someone.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Lackland ,

Monday - 06/25/2012, 11:22pm EDT

Congresswoman calls for further inquiry into Air Force sex scandal

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) said the military needs to take sexual assault more seriously.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , Lackland Air Force base , STOP Act , Jackie Speier , Keith BieryGolick

Monday - 06/25/2012, 03:56pm EDT
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Military sexual assault survivors storm Capitol Hill

Ahead of the markup of the annual defense policy bill by key House committee, hundreds of survivors of military sexual assault take to the Capitol to demand change.

Tags: DoD , Service Women’s Action Network , Military justice , Leon Panetta , Bruce Braley , Mary Kay Hertog , Michael Wishnie , Sandra Park , congress , House Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 11:17am EDT
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Pentagon takes new steps to fight sexual assaults

One goal with the new initiatives is to increase reporting. DoD estimates about 86 percent of sexual assaults are not reported. Nearly 3,200 assaults were reported in the 12-month budget period ending Sept. 30, a slight increase from the year before.

Tags: Mary Kay Hertog , DoD , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/20/2012, 10:23am EDT
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