Kirsten Gillibrand

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Nowhere safe to hide: What online harassment is doing to service members and the military

Social media and text messaging are now a way of life for people in the military — they use the services to keep in contact with friends, for recruiting,…

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Amy Braley Franck

New campaign asks service members to share stories to push sexual assault reforms farther

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(DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army)U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Lawrence, right, places a temporary teal ribbon tattoo on a Soldier's hand at the Koele dining facility at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014. The teal ribbon was the symbol of sexual assault survivors and awareness. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army/Released)

Senators concerned over DoD’s sexual assault overhaul timeline

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(U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)U.S. service member examines a Manual for Courts-Martial. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)

DoD trying to balance changes to sexual assault prosecution without giving up large UCMJ authority

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(Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2022 for the Department of Defense in Washington on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)

Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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(AP Photo)Fort Hood Army Base in Texas

After Fort Hood review, Army adding civilian leadership to criminal investigations

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U.S. Navy/MC2 Markus CastanedaPHILIPPINE SEA (June 8, 2019) The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force amphibious transport dock ship JS Kunisaki (LST 4003) sail in formation during a training exercise with other U.S. Navy and Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force warships. Ashland is underway conducting routine operations as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Markus Castaneda/Released)190608-N-WI365-1036

Watchdog: Ex-Navy auditor sexually harassed female workers

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DoD commission on sexual assault promises it will bring fresh eyes to an old issue

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Lloyd Austin

Senators concerned by military leadership of DoD, but will their votes reflect it?

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(DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army)U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Lawrence, right, places a temporary teal ribbon tattoo on a Soldier's hand at the Koele dining facility at Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, April 2, 2014. The teal ribbon was the symbol of sexual assault survivors and awareness. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Kelly Simon, U.S. Army/Released)

Military sexual assault reform pledge backed by majority of presidential candidates

All but four presidential candidates support changing the way sexual assault and murder are prosecuted in the military.

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TSP reviewing planned I fund changes amid bipartisan congressional concern

After a bipartisan group of senators expressed concern, the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board is reconsidering its plans to expand the I fund…

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633rd Air Base Wing Public Affai/Airman 1st Class Monica RoybalA Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program pin is worn by a U.S. Army Soldier at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, April 25, 2018. The SHARP team members aimed to provide a more lighthearted environment for Soldiers to engage in a discussion about sexual assault prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal)

DoD starts new program to empower sexual assault victims

The Defense Department is giving new resources to victims of sexual harassment in the military.

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