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News: Department of Defense

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Department of Defense - National

Current and past Department of Defense-released news is posted on this site with "word," "unit," "category," and "date" search capability.

News: U.S. Coast Guard

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Department of Defense - National

Current and past U.S. Coast Guard-released news is posted on this site with search capability.

News: U.S. National Guard

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Department of Defense - National

Current and past U.S. National Guard-released news is posted on this site with search capability.

News: Protect Our Defenders

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Military Justice - National

The "Protect Our Defenders News Blog" posts news relative to their day-to-day work with the "women and men in uniform who have been raped or sexually assaulted by fellow service members. Protect Our Defenders seeks to fix the military training, investigation and adjudication systems related to sexual violence and harassment--systems that often re-victimize assault survivors by blaming them while failing to hold perpetrators accountable."

They work with survivors, have an in-depth understanding of military process and procedure, and respectfully work with others to promote change from within. It is their belief that "it is a human right to work and live in a safe and respectful environment and fostering this environment within the military’s ranks will make the military more effective. Whether advocating for reform, filing a legal brief, providing legal support, or coordinating peer support for survivors; each project and activity manifests POD’s core values."

Nancy Parrish, Founder & CEO, is a human rights activist, philanthropist, and investor. POD President, Don Christensen, Colonel, USAF (Ret.) served as chief prosecutor for the United States Air Force between 2010 and 2014. He served as a trial counsel, defense counsel or military judge for every year of his 23-year career in the United States Air Force. His full bio is posted on the POD site.

News: Service Women's Action Network (SWAN)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Founded in 2007, the Service Women's Action Network's (SWAN) "goal is to ensure all service women have access to the information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals during and following their years of service." SWAN advocated for "opening all military jobs to service women, holding sex offenders accountable in the military justice system, eliminating barriers to disability claims for those who have experienced military sexual trauma, and expanding access to services for a broad range of reproductive healthcare services."

SWAN knows their "work has only just begun." Their Steering Committee includes active duty and veteran servicewomen.

News: Department of Veterans Affairs "Center for Women Veterans"

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

The "Center for Women Veterans" posts "News for Women Veterans" on the page linked below. If you are interested in receiving automatic e-mail or text messaging updates, you can subscribe at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USVA/subscriber/new?qsp=USVA_1.

News: Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA) (The Women’s Memorial)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - National

The "Women in Military Service for America Memorial (WIMSA)/(The Women’s Memorial) posts "News You Can Use” on their website in addition to archived news and upcoming events.

News: Veteran Service Organizations

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: Advocacy/Outreach - National

Visit the following sites for specific veteran service organization news, history and activities.

American Legion: https://www.legion.org/news
American Veterans (AMVETS): https://amvets.org/news-archive/
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA): https://iava.org/blog/
Korean War Veterans Association, Inc. (KWVA): https://kwva.us/?page=home
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW): https://www.vfw.org/media-and-events
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA): https://vva.org/category/web-weekly/



Perspectives: National Geographic’s Women in Military Services

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - International

National Geographic offers a spectrum of articles about women in military services, past and current times.

Perspectives: PBS Stories of Service

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | Category: History/Heritage - International

"Stories of Service" is an initiative by public media sources to "unite powerful stories and conversations around one of our country's most resilient communities: our military veterans." The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) offers published and upcoming shows and films, educational resources, and transitional information for the military and veterans.

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