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How the Coast Guard deals with sexual assaults aboard U.S. flagged ships

Sexual assault and harassment at sea has been a problem for cadets at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Twice in recent years, it’s had to interrupt its…

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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, beachgoers keep an eye on the seals swimming at Coast Guard Beach in North Eastham, Mass. Stephen Leatherman, a coastal scientist and professor at Florida International University, has been drafting a list of the best beaches in the U.S. under the alias

How the Merchant Marine Academy can get past the sexual assault problem at sea and everywhere else

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A nonprofit law group is trying to help maritime midshipmen facing assault at sea

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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/Tony Gutierrez)FILE - In this July 9, 2013, file photo, traffic flows through the main gate past a welcome sign in Fort Hood, Texas. A new study finds that female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018. The study by RAND Corporation was released Friday.  (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

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(Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon is aerial refueled by a KC-135 “Stratotanker” over the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 as part of an escort mission in support of the B-52 “Stratofortress” deployment. The United States flew strategic bombers over the Persian Gulf on Wednesday for the second time this month, a show of force meant to deter Iran from attacking American or allied targets in the Middle East. (Senior Airman Roslyn Ward/U.S. Air Force via AP)

Air Force will turn its tankers into flying hotspots in first deployment of ABMS

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 10, 2009) Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Ryan Allshouse uses the intrusion detection system to monitor unclassified network activity from the automated data processing workspace aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). IDS is part of the integrated shipboard network system and serves as an important computer network defense enabler protecting the unclassified shipboard network from cyber attack.  (U.S. Navy photo by Rick Naystatt/Released)

Federal union has some ideas on how to address Pentagon workforce shortages

In today’s Federal Newscast, the largest federal employee union has some ideas of how to address the Defense Department’s skill gaps.

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(AP Photo)Fort Hood Army Base in Texas

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

The move is the first step in a break from the traditional chain of command structure handling crimes.

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(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Supporters line the street as motorcyclists participate in the 30th anniversary of the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for Freedom' demonstration in Washington, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Rolling Thunder seeks to bring full accountability for all U.S. prisoners of war and missing in action (POW/MIA) soldiers. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pentagon declines permit for Rolling Thunder event to use parking lot

In today’s Federal Newscast, a prominent veterans group says the Pentagon has decided not to allow it use the building’s parking lots as the staging area for its annual Memorial Day motorcycle ride.

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