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i learned by the reproof. that what the americans that require a perfect physical helper stem out what. i'm. sure you've all heard the saying there's a right way a wrong way and the army way. that this isn't something. hard it is going to. run a. model but fire. there. was no contact turned right in
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150 with the farm found helicopter hanging on your every word it doesn't matter whether you're a man or a woman leave it. to the time. i. tell spike helmick just stop suggests a lot of work let's talk to me 1st. there was a waiting list for the navy over a year and i knew i didn't wait that long so i had a friend to me about the coast guard and i went to the coast guard and they said that they could get me in within a month so. i said ok. i
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tried college and i had. a good job but as endured and and east texas i bought my own little house and the military was something i always wondered do i come from military family i was always taught that it's every citizen's duty to join the military if you can you should and so i want to go ahead and join and start a career. of the air force i was 17 years old i had a boyfriend that encouraged me to go in so that's why he didn't give me permission to go. when i was in high school i was impressed with the marines but i had met a colonel that used to run laps around the track after soccer practice and. you'd be perfect for the marine corps because they are really smart and that's what the marine corps needs to professionalize i am the camaraderie everything about it
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inspired me. after i graduated high school i left for orlando florida which was the 1st time i was ever on an airplane and a life. initially it was just wanting to go see the world because i'm from a really small town i had a college scholarship to go play basketball but i instead opted to go into the military. you know what i chose to do. i come from a long line of military when we had somebody from every generation on both sides of the family all the way to of revolutionary war i had served in the armed forces and i chose the marine corps because no one in my family had ever done that. ellos putting on a uniform every day and you know just getting out there and giving it my all and it's a very proud feeling. i would have done the camp over
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and over again it was create the camaraderie the discipline everything it taught you who i wanted to be that's what they taught you there. obviously was different taking a shower with different people all of a sudden. but i disagree experience i was a sailor every single report on me was excellent grades i knew what i needed to do in my job i was a great team winner. i really enjoyed the whole challenge of it i got several different awards and. it was mainly men love that i could blend in and keep up with the guys and work as hard as. i knew how to you was challenging and education was talk not my senior year i was selected to be one of the top 30 leadership positions by the company great officers there. after basic
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i went to the naval security group alaska i remember getting there you know issued a parka got set up in my room and then he took me to the bar which was in our barracks and set down in a table were was me and about 10 other guys. and you know kind of felt like a piece of meat on a slab at that point and i never wanted to turn around and leave so much of my life that i couldn't. yeah yeah. i. did. i met corey december 17th of 2007 i was on watch when she got to the station and. this blew me away when she walked in. please right. forward
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ok thank you. the command told us that she was coming that there are some issues but we didn't none of the crew knew exactly what had happened and i didn't find out. for a long time. i was stationed in saginaw michigan. i was the only female in my section. i had a supervisor. to the place where i get calls at 3 o'clock in the morning and he or telling me to come get him and i'm like i can i'm bad and he would then threaten me . i'd walk in from training and he'd be sleeping in my bed. when we went to one of the higher ups the chain of command they were all like his his drinking buddy and they told me just because i didn't like somebody they were going to switch me away from this guy. it was in the evening around taps and.
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he had unlocked the door and he'd come in and he had an erection and he tried to get me to touch him i took my right hand and i pushed him in the chest and started to yell for the other guys to kind of hear me. he hit me across. the left side of my face i remember. holding the closet thinking what just happened. to my face hurt so. when we went to the command about it me and this petty officer who saw my face. they just let it wait because they didn't want any kind of problems going on. a couple weeks later i needed the key to do my cleanup so i knocked on his door and he said ok yeah come on in here and here and i said no no i'm going to wait out here. and he screamed at me and he made me come in and grab my own arm. the.
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and he rate me and his birth. every thing came to a complete and the day that i was raped i got there in february by april i was drugged and raped for the 1st time i had like a cold or pneumonia like sometimes and so they sent me to get shut down and while i was waiting to be examined. and came in any help himself he said he was going to the bathroom and he came into my room and and that's when he raped me the entire time i was screaming and yelling for help and for him to stop nobody came to the door nobody came to help me and maurice cure anything they made it very very clear . if i said anything they were going to kill me. you
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know in then of course i didn't have anyone to go talk to because the people that were perpetrating me were the police. it was my 1st time ever and was had a tough time convincing myself that i'm still. if this is happening to me you know i can only imagine surely i'm not the only one which i found out later going through the claims process that i wasn't. it's just after 3 am i see a shadow of a human head over my body next thing you know that i'm awake and like he's on top of me pushed my legs apart and put himself on top of me and start playing at my shirt and i wake up and that he's on top of me. he's already
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pitcher. i was drugged i remember the sounds the smell. that is locked and loaded $45.00 at the base of my skull. engage the ball so that i knew there was around chambered all i could do was continue to concentrate on breathing slam my head against a concrete wall and very forcefully had sex with me just so went to my tent pulled a sleeping bag over my head and cried myself to sleep so within the 2 week period. he raped me 5 times we got tested. i had a trick and. every hour and i was pregnant. he did. rape me. and 991 in congressional testimony it was estimated that 200000 women had been
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sexually assaulted so far in the u.s. military if you take into account that women don't report because of the extreme retaliation and that was you know more than a decade ago i would say you could easily double that number and it's probably somewhere near about half a 1000000 women have now been sexually assaulted in the u.s. military. would normally just manufacture consent to stick to the public will. when the really close is to protect them so. when the final clear your own lives and we don't want to. really we can all middle of the room sit. room in the. room. the tense
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situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been faithfully implemented from the inside venezuela things are different we're going to announce sanctions against petroleum's to venezuela associate. in the school of a supplement those who flew down to something political battle song oh yeah the people are mad that the moment the focus of the who's story isn't new nixon called in henry kissinger to tell him that it would not be tolerated in latin america an alternative economic and social system could take hold and therefore the policy would be to make the chilean economy scream so wants and making the
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economy of venezuela scream. thanks guys or financial survival does. when customers go by to reduce the price. then else well reduce and lower. that's undercutting but what's good for food markets it's not good for the global economy.
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for the current. here's this all was prescribed in the last 3 to 4 months this is. a towel program this is the annex. i'm tired of taking all these men i just want the v.a. to fix my job. i was having the most horrible pain in my face. it was. something was wrong. the doctor came in after the x. rays and. when he hit me in my face he dislocated my jaw and both of my dist forward in my face i. really should be in my face. probably need a partial bone replacement. actually disintegrate i've thrown a soft diet for 5 years now. i can eat the foods that i everything
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is potatoes chalo. times. a lot of. time. that there was.
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both my dad my brother prior navy in the army national guard and. in the family in. was excited and completely just going and all my family was proud of me. as my biggest hero. told us of your own being taken care of and i guess that's one of the hard things that i have to accept because i told her that she would be. who's in february we got a call. one who is dying and he. rubbed his hand all over my entire body and. he said i own all of this. and i was absolutely scared didn't know what to do
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my dad. when the 1st thing she said. and. i said. what happened he said i was right. and you're a virgin. because. tribute. don't ever think you're. my main nerve in my spine and places and my hips rotated. my title is director of military plans and personnel policy for the navy. we have specifically trained judge advocates our navy lawyers in our naval criminal investigative
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service those investigators are all specifically trained in sexual solve any report of a sexual assault is fully investigated in the united states navy they didn't take care of it for a year and a half they were tracking down witnesses they had all these students are. and they can walk them down and say hey you're only hold talking to statement and i didn't and i went through 3 investigators it was like ok i'm giving this case that's what it's sort of oh right i'm giving this case i'm going to take care of it oh well this is really want to really want to deal with it females would come up to their commanders or their and ceo's and say that they were either sexually assaulted or abused and i don't think it was taken seriously i think a lot of times a cursory investigation was done and they were basically told to just suck it up a member bring in a young service member been brutally raped and bring her in to see or command and try to make sure that this girl was take care properly and this idiot. the city
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in order to stop crime of course built milk out of time and the credibility of the witness was called into account had the potential victim had she made claims like this in the past there was a lot of witch hunting going on i was ordered to advise a victim of her rights for false statement when i knew that she wasn't lying i was asked to bring her in advise her of her rights like a criminal and interrogate her for false statement until i got the truth out of her . what we hear again and again from soldiers who have been raped is that as bad as it was being raped what was as bad if not worse was to receive professional fratelli a should in their chosen career merely because they were raped when you report something. you better be prepared for the repercussions if
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a man gets accused of rape it's a setup the woman's line i could choose to report it but if i wasn't if you know if they found that what i was saying wasn't to be truthful than i would be reduced in rank you could lose your rape you could lose rank you could lose your school if you file a false report 'd so do you want to file a report. with a rape kit and everything in the 1st my friend numerate me they sound believe me i reported it 2 different times to my squad leader and he told me that there is nothing he can do about it doesn't have any proof they actually did charge me with adultery. i wasn't married he was they took me before make my hand the tank commander and he says you think this is funny and i said what do you mean his like the solid jokes you make what do you make oh see the 3rd girl report rape this week
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even as they all in cahoots see things as a game. ok and how hard is that usually take. really. i mean it's. like 14 months what. is going on with
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the v.a. my new 14. but we were there 1st and then. this goes everywhere with me. and this goes everywhere with me. you always have protection with jesus but sometimes you need just a little bit more. time to go. it was good they of course they. they ordered they ordered a back x. ray instead of 3 but here's the make up. should have they should know you should know what's wrong with me like read my stuff and you'll see that's my face it's not my back it's not my legs my arms it's my may need to prove i don't even know what your case is even about like honoring the know why waste the gas money the trip anything it was completely a waste of time but
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a good veteran's day right. it's a perfect way to spend. you know. because it was an isolated duty station they were in charge and we were just like cattle. so it was the 1st time i was drugged and raped i was this room where some of my friends and i only had like one or 2 drinks and when laying down it was like instantly i was not feeling well and came to having. a pillow over my head my friend. raping me. that went on repeatedly. most sex offenders are hunters just like any hunter they study their prey they study their movements they study the behaviors they study the environment you have
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rapists that prey on other human beings they they stalk them they they wait until the victim is that the most vulnerable point in time to perpetrate their crimes a lot of times a victim a somebody that the suspect is very familiar with and they're very aware of what's going on most sex offenders have this hidden persona that nobody ever sees except for the victim therefore when they're caught or if somebody reports people don't tend to believe that because they don't see the typical sex offender if it's an officer it's an officer that has had a bit chilly in the past preyed on and enlisted they would do it once they get away with it and then they think wow this was pretty easy i'm going to try to get and particularly for a savvy perpetrator to work within a relatively closed system like the military it becomes a prime. a target rich environment for
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a predator. what a was discharged they moved to seattle or things got really bad. i started to lose everything. is homeless. there is the addiction to selling drugs crack a guy. 40 percent of homeless female veterans have been raped while they were surfing they spit into such depression and it appears that they can't hold jobs they can hold their lives together and they end up on the streets when i
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1st started training at the gym and i look over and it was like the universe was like a gal. in my head i was like you are i know there are some special of our. wow for hair when we 1st started dating it was hard. the biggest hurdle was not taking p.t.s.d. personally it does get really stressful. going to go going to go. to they come.
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to terms if i could. ever appreciative of a. little. boy. watching out for my well being. you know i wanted to go away. go away.
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