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  • British Submariners’ Emails Put U.K. Nuclear Deterrent At Risk, Judge Rules

    06/15/2022 2:01:35 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 33 replies
    The Drive ^ | June 15, 2022 | THOMAS NEWDICK
    An affair between two U.K. Royal Navy officers serving on nuclear submarines threatened the security of the country’s nuclear deterrent, according to the judge at a military court. The two individuals have both been formally discharged from the navy and have received suspended prison sentences. Details of the 2020 incident were made public following a recent court-martial. The two officers, Lt. Sophie Brook and Lt. Cdr. Nicholas Stone, were serving aboard the Vanguard class ballistic missile submarine HMS Victorious and the Astute class nuclear attack submarine HMS Ambush, respectively. Lt. Brook was a watch leader aboard Victorious at the time...
  • Infantry: What Women Hate

    01/07/2016 11:12:15 AM PST · by fella · 33 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | January 7, 2016
    In December 2015 the American military was ordered to accept women in all jobs, including infantry and special operations. This decision involves about 220,000 jobs and about 20,000 of these are for special operations personnel, commonly known as commandos. While the politicians who pushed for this policy now consider the issue settled and done with, the officers and troops in infantry and special operations units are not pleased and concerned about how to deal with it. Senior officers are bracing for more retirements or troops simply walking away when their current term of service is done. Recruiting for these strenuous...
  • Fat Female Commander Intimidated Subordinates Into Letting Her Pass The Tape Test

    07/15/2015 10:39:25 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9, 2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Col. Glenda Lock, commander of McDonald Army Health Center, was fired in late March. We now know the reason why. Apparently, Lock intimidated subordinates into letting her pass the tape test after she was found overweight. Initial reports in April indicated Lock was fired for “undue influence” and “command climate problems,” after receiving a suspension in February. Results from the investigation indicate that undue influence took the form of manipulating tape test results, Army Times reports. The tape test is used by all services to measure body fat in the neck and waist.
  • Controversy Sparks at Firing of Marine Female Recruit Battalion CO

    07/13/2015 2:40:15 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies ^ | July 13, 2015 | Fox News
    The Marine officer who made female recruits better shots at boot camp has been relieved of her command, igniting controversy. Military Times reports that Lt. Col. Kate Germano served only a year as the head of the 4th Recruit Training Battalion on Parris Island, S.C., before her dismissal. She got bounced June 30 after a command investigation accused her of "toxic leadership" by berating and showing contempt for subordinates in public. The 300-page report found her to be "hostile, unprofessional and abusive " and told recruits that sexual assault was preventable, and that those who drank put themselves in a...
  • Feminist: Women in Combat Can Use Birth Control to ‘Eliminate Their Periods'

    02/24/2013 5:39:59 AM PST · by IbJensen · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/22/2013 | Penny Starr
    (Kayla Williams, a former sergeant with the U.S. Army, spoke in favor of the lifting of the ban on women serving in combat units on Feb. 21, 2013 at the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C.) ( - At an event to discuss the merits of lifting the ban on women serving in combat units in the U.S. military, a retired Army sergeant said that hygiene issues are not a problem, including menstrual cycles, which she said can be regulated or eliminated by using birth control. “Women can use hormonal birth control to regulate or eliminate their periods...
  • Panetta removes military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions.

    01/23/2013 12:39:15 PM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 23, 2013 | Staff
    Panetta removes military ban on women in combat, opening thousands of front line positions.
  • Soldier mom refuses deployment to care for baby

    11/17/2009 5:35:06 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 43 replies · 1,488+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Mon Nov 16 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An Army cook and single mom may face criminal charges after she skipped her deployment flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care for her infant son while she was overseas. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, claims she had no choice but to refuse deployment orders because the only family she had to care for her 10-month-old son — her mother — was overwhelmed by the task, already caring for three other relatives with health problems.
  • Soldier Mom refuses deployment to care for baby

    11/16/2009 6:26:41 PM PST · by mom aka the evil dictator · 154 replies · 3,443+ views
    AP ^ | 11/16/2009 | Russ Bynum
    SAVANNAH, Ga. – An Army cook and single mom may face criminal charges after she skipped her deployment flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care for her infant son while she was overseas. Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, claims she had no choice but to refuse deployment orders because the only family she had to care for her 10-month-old son — her mother — was overwhelmed by the task, already caring for three other relatives with health problems. Her civilian attorney, Rai Sue Sussman, said Monday that one of Hutchinson's superiors told her she would have...
  • A female first Cadet only woman regimental commander selected at GMC

    03/09/2006 3:10:03 PM PST · by Shimmer128 · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Macon Telegraph ^ | Mar. 09, 2006 | Jenny Gordon
    Heather Stacey of Kathleen has accomplished something no one else has. She is the first female regimental commander of the Corps of Cadets at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville. "I was speechless at first," the 19-year-old cadet colonel said. "I didn't think I stood a chance. I was just shocked." As regimental commander, Stacey, who is originally from Warner Robins, is in charge of 650 cadets at GMC, which includes college, high school and middle school cadets. Some of her duties include bringing the regiment to attention as they raise the flag each morning at 7:30, keeping the formation in...
  • Men are too rough to train with, Army tells women

    11/06/2005 5:53:18 PM PST · by Plainsman · 62 replies · 1,683+ views
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 6, 2005 | Andrew Wilks
    The Army is abandoning mixed-sex training units because too many female recruits are getting injured trying to keep up with their male counterparts. From next April, women will be placed in their own platoons and although the training regime will remain the same, it will be conducted at a pace 'sustainable and commensurate with their physical profile'. Army chiefs hope the changes will greatly reduce drop-out rates among women after research showed female recruits are up to nine times more likely than men to be discharged through a training-related injury. Dr James Bilzon, the Army Training and Recruitment Agency's senior...
  • Small Guard Unit Fends Off Dozens of Iraqi Insurgents=(women in combat)

    03/23/2005 6:29:09 PM PST · by Flavius · 39 replies · 1,787+ views
    abc news ^ | March 22, 2005 | Martha Raddatz
    BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 22, 2005 — National Guard soldiers from the Richmond, Ky.-based 617th Military Police Company were still reminiscing today about the extraordinary battle they fought on Sunday, when dozens of Iraqi insurgents ambushed a U.S. patrol — touching off one of the fiercest battles in Iraq since the fight for Fallujah last fall. But what is more extraordinary is who the U.S. soldiers are — a shoe store manager, hotel worker, printing press operator and several students. The firefight serves as a reminder of how citizen-soldiers are shouldering much of the burden in Iraq. Of the U.S. forces...
  • Woman in Abu Ghraib Case Appears in Court- Plans To Call Cheney, Rumsfeld As Witnesses

    07/12/2004 1:24:34 PM PDT · by 11th Earl of Mar · 34 replies · 1,637+ views
    AP ^ | 7/12/04
    Woman in Abu Ghraib Case Appears in Court By ESTES THOMPSON ASSOCIATED PRESS FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Pfc. Lynndie England, the Army reservist at the center of the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse case, was read her rights in military court Monday and given a date of Aug. 3 for a hearing on whether she is to face a court-martial. England appeared in court for the five-minute hearing, held before Col. Denise Arn, who is the judge - or "investigating officer," in military parlance - presiding over her case. Dressed in a jungle-green camouflage Army uniform and visibly pregnant, England...
  • Former Abu Ghraib Commander Says She Met Israeli Interrogator in Iraq

    07/03/2004 7:20:27 AM PDT · by Brian Mosely · 48 replies · 590+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 3, 2004
    LONDON (AP) - The American general formerly in charge of Abu Ghraib prison says there are signs Israelis were involved in interrogating Iraqi detainees at another facility. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who was suspended in May over allegations of prisoner abuse, said she met a man who told her he was Israeli during a visit to a Baghdad intelligence center with a senior coalition general. "I saw an individual there that I hadn't had the opportunity to meet before, and I asked him what did he do there, was he an interpreter - he was clearly from the Middle East,"...
  • Shoplifting Charge Dogs Iraq General(Karpinski)

    06/04/2004 9:23:39 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 54 replies · 507+ views
    Shoplifting Charge Dogs Iraq General Military Sources: Gen. Karpinski Caught Stealing Perfume In 2002 Jun 3, 2004 5:45 am US/Central NEW YORK (CBS) An American general caught up in the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal is now at the center of a new controversy involving allegations about her past, but she's calling it a smear campaign. Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, who claims she has been made a scapegoat for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, is the subject of an investigation by the Army Inspector General involving an alleged shoplifting incident in October of 2002, one year before the abuses began, reports...

    05/13/2004 12:10:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 445 replies · 5,677+ views
    New York Post ^ | 5/13/04 | VINCENT MORRIS and DEBORAH ORIN
    <p>May 13, 2004 -- WASHINGTON - Shocking shots of sexcapades involving Pfc. Lynndie England were among the hundreds of X-rated photos and videos from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal shown to lawmakers in a top-secret Capitol conference room yesterday.</p> <p>"She was having sex with numerous partners. It appeared to be consensual," said a lawmaker who saw the photos.</p>
  • Jessica Lynch Week

    11/12/2003 10:27:30 PM PST · by GulliverSwift · 5 replies · 229+ views
    National Review ^ | November 12, 2003 | Betsy Hart
    SISTERS IN ARMS In the Lynch case, cute, blonde, young, and single is what counts. It meant no one had to tell unpleasant stories about a single mom leaving children behind to go to war. In the NBC movie Lynch's best friend, single mom Lori Piestewa, who is later killed, has taped pictures of her two young children to the dashboard of the truck she is driving. (Somehow that doesn't sound like a Hollywood gimmick. It rings true with every mom I know. ) This is who we are deliberately and unnecessarily sending into harm's way? Single moms with pictures...
  • U.S. Troops in Iraq mourn slain female soldier

    10/03/2003 9:51:22 AM PDT · by milemark · 35 replies · 248+ views
    Sign On San Diego ^ | 10/03/03 | Reuters
    U.S. troops in Iraq mourn slain female soldier REUTERS6:20 a.m. October 3, 2003 TIKRIT, Iraq Hundreds of U.S. troops held a memorial service Friday at their base in one of Saddam Hussein's former palaces in Iraq to mourn a female soldier killed by a roadside bomb. Private Analaura Esparzo-Gutierrez, 21, was killed on Wednesday when the blast hit the Humvee vehicle she was driving outside the base in Tikrit, Saddam's home town. Three other soldiers were wounded. A U.S. Army spokeswoman said Esparzo-Gutierrez was the fourth female U.S. soldier to die in combat operations since the start of the war...
  • Bloody Sunday The Real Story of What Happened to Jessica Lynch’s Convoy

    06/17/2003 3:51:30 PM PDT · by Paloma_55 · 61 replies · 1,331+ views
    ABC News ^ | June 17, 2003 | Howard L. Rosenberg
    It became known as the "Wrong Way Convoy," a hapless group of American mechanics, clerks and computer technicians who were waylaid in an unexpected firefight early in the war with Iraq. Eleven soldiers would die while others — including Pfc. Jessica Lynch — would be taken captive. One question persists: who was responsible for the mix up?
  • Female prisoners of Saddam Hussein less than equal

    04/08/2003 8:58:50 AM PDT · by T Lady · 25 replies · 232+ views ^ | April 8, 2003 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The simultaneous news coverage of the war in Iraq and the rape scandal at the U.S. Air Force Academy exposes again the feminist double standards and hyprocisies. Feminists complain about sexual harassment by American men, but if committed by ruthless enemy men, feminists applaud it as progress made towards a gender-neutral military. Most Americans were shocked to learn that at least one U.S. servicewoman, Army Spc. Shoshana Johnson, 30, of Fort Bliss, Texas, is a prisoner of Saddam Hussein. One more servicewoman, Army Pfc. Lori Piestewa, 22 of Tuba City, Ariz., is listed as missing in action. Another, Army Pfc....
  • Why Not Register Women for Future Military Draft?

    01/17/2003 12:23:40 PM PST · by unspun · 93 replies · 1,539+ views
    The Charlotte Observer ^ | 1-17-2003 | Ellen Goodman
    Why not register women for future military draft? Teens file suit to declare the all-male registry unconstitutional ELLEN GOODMAN BOSTON - (beginning of article removed - use link) In some ways, this was a suit just waiting to happen. Or, actually, to happen again. In 1981, the Supreme Court upheld this males-only law as reasonable because there were so many restrictions against women in the military. But that was 22 years ago, before women were on the court, before most of the restrictions were lifted, before there were 33 female generals and 212,000 female soldiers doing nearly every job in...