Tag: U.S. Air Force

U.S. Military to Allow Women to Serve in All Combat Roles

The U.S. military last week announced it is opening all combat positions to women, a move that allows women to apply to approximately 220,000 jobs previously limited to men. The roles, which include positions in infantry, armor, reconnaissance and special operations units, will be available to women who qualify and…

Air Force Secretary to Open All Jobs to Women

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James announced that she hopes to make all of the military branch’s jobs open to women in the next 18 months. Currently, there are seven jobs in the Air Force that are closed to women, and as of April 2013 there were 4,600…

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

By Dara Sharif This time, it’s the Army. A sergeant working as a sexual-assault prevention coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas, is being investigated on charges of abusive sexual contact and running a prostitution ring, authorities say. The sergeant’s name is not being released because he has yet to be formally…

Military Sexual Assault: Group Demands General's Ouster

By Dara Sharif He’s gotta go. That’s the call from an advocacy group for military rape survivors regarding an Air Force General who threw out a Colonel’s sexual-assault conviction earlier this year. In an open letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Nancy Parrish, President of Protect Our Defenders, demanded Lieutenant…