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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

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

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

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

Navy tries to stave off commanders' career-ending missteps

Twenty-two commanding officers were removed from their positions in 2011. The offenses of relieved commanders run the gamut, and they run across all of the Navy's mission areas. The Navy wants its incoming commanders to be wary of the "intoxicating" aspects of leadership.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Jonathan Greenert , 21st Century Sailor and Marine , management , Jared Serbu

Friday - 04/13/2012, 05:44am EDT

Police release sketch in Herndon sexual assault

Fairfax County police are investigating a sexual assault that happened early Saturday.

Tags: Fairfax County Police , Herndon , Merrybrook Court ,

Sunday - 06/05/2011, 10:05am EDT

Police looking for cab driver suspected of sexual assaults

D.C. police are searching for a cab driver who may be involved in two sexual assaults.

Tags: cab driver , D.C. police ,

Saturday - 05/28/2011, 10:35am EDT
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