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Soon after the 2012 release of “The Invisible War,” a documentary about sexual assault and rape in the U.S. military, Defense Secretary Panetta acknowledged the epidemic in a press release.  At one of many grassroots screenings, an attendee disdainfully confronted me about... more

Author: Terry Moore

I spoke with Kayla Williams and Brian McGough for about an hour on March 10, 2014.  I've made my questions bold to allow you to skim through the interview.  Topics discussed include:  women in the military, the Iraq War, sexual harassment, PTSD, reintegration,... more

Author: Andrew Lewczuk

Each veteran’s military service is a unique experience as is their journey with the Veterans’ Administration (VA). Listening to others’ VA experiences can be helpful, but be aware that “barracks counseling” may steer you away from vital steps that could positively... more

Author: Terry Moore

The blowback from the public's outrage about the unchecked pervasiveness of sexual assault and rape in our military continues with rigorous, impassioned Senate discussions this week focused on historical military justice and command reform.  Unprecedented changes are expected to make it... more

Author: Terry Moore

So what about the recent VA Fast Letter regarding the incentive program around Fully Developed Claims for disability compensation? Should veterans jump or not? One question I’ve heard is how the veteran is supposed to access his/her service record. Even as experienced advocates, this is a... more

Author: Neil Riley