G.I. Josie – Nonprofit for Female PTSD & MST

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

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Heroic Female Army Medic Receives Silver Star For Bravery In Afghanistan

This story and video are about a young woman, Monica Lin Brown, an Army Health Care Specialist, otherwise known as a Medic, who was awarded a Silver Star for her heroic actions under fire in Afghanistan in April of 2007. I think you will see that she fits the criteria

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In Tribute To The Women Who Have Fallen In Service To The Nation

Those who go to war in defense of the nation know at some deep level that they might not come home. Like any person full of the vigor of life and yearning to fulfill dreams for their lives, they do not want to die, but somehow, they are even more

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How Veteran’s Day was founded

Soldiers have been held up has heroes as long as man has been at war. From biblical warriors to Greek gods and goddesses of war, there is no shortage of honor bestowed on those who vow to raise their swords against their enemies. So how did Nov. 11 become the

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We Remember. We Honor. We Are Grateful.

As you go through your Memorial Day celebrations, please take a moment to honor and remember those who served and gave ultimately of themselves so that we may enjoy our freedoms. We at GI Josie are eternally grateful for their sacrifice and strive to respectfully serve our veterans in the

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Kelly Was A Lovely Girl

Kelly Was A Lovely Girl
– Kelly Marion Potter, USA Veteran
Kelly was a lovely girl with thoughtful, caring ways.
She wanted just to love the world and brighten up our days.
And so she fought the battle which raged against her heart,
But lying, hateful people were tearing her

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“I felt like the system was raping me all over again”

Approximately one in three service members who indicated they had been a victim of sexual assault reported it to a superior within the military, roughly the same rate as 2016, and military commanders had sufficient evidence to take disciplinary action against two-thirds of service members accused according to the report.

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RIP Sr Airman Jasmine Lovett

Our deepest condolences to her family, friends and all those affected by her loss. Thank you for your service, Jasmine.
May you find the peace you were looking for.
A security forces airman at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis, New Mexico, has died by suicide, the base confirmed.
Read her story

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An Interview with the CEO

“It’s really high time that these women get the appreciation that they deserve.”
– Laurabeth Messimer Lopez, CEO, GI Josie
Watch the interview here.

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Navy Identifies Deceased Sailors in F/A-18F Crash

“The entire Blacklion Family is grieving the loss of two great Americans. Lt. Cmdr. Johnson and Lt. King were phenomenal young men, exceptional naval aviators, and were living models of what honor, courage and commitment really mean,” said VFA-213’s commanding officer, Cmdr. Kevin Robb.
Read about this tragedy here:

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70 years later, His Well Deserved Purple Heart Is Finally Awarded

On April 11, 1944, Staff Sgt. Edward Mims and five other men from the 566th Bombardment Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force narrowly escaped their B-24 Liberator just moments before it burst into flames over Nazi Germany. Before he jumped, the fire headed upwards towards Mims, then just 20

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The Army Is Officially Honoring Three Slain JROTC Cadets

The Army has awarded Medals of Heroism, the service’s highest medal for Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets, to the three JROTC students killed defending their classmates from a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida on Feb. 14
Read the Task & Purpose article here:

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Virtual Reality smooths out PCS moves

“The listing photos, the photographer works for the seller,” Rowley said. “They’re not going to show the freeway running through the back yard. You can’t smell the smoke from 30 years of smoking in the house. It’s those kind of dynamics, those kind of intuitions, that are absent from listing

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Why Military Women Are Missing from the #MeToo Moment

Women in the military put their lives on the line on behalf of this country. It is a profound betrayal of their commitment to our nation that the greater threat they face is from fellow service members and from a military justice system that fails them, time after time.
Read ANTONIETA

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“…an important lesson was learned 76 years ago–one that he said should never be forgotten.”

With 104 years of memories, that day still sticks out to him.
Read Lt. Downing’s recollection here…

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“She Was Asking For It. What Did She Think Was Going to Happen?”

” I have no doubt that to protect themselves from you possibly shaming them, and wanting to keep you out of their sphere after shaming themselves, they preemptively paint you as a nut, a liar, a whatever, and you are never given a chance to read for a part, or

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Consent. It is as simple as tea.

The UK explains consent in the most British way possible. With Tea.

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Asking For It

Perhaps this grotesque power play to “get some” by this brutish thug of a man and the attempts by him, his lawyer, his board and famous friends to, once again, keep it under wraps and blame the victim will fail. Perhaps the truth will out other sexual harassment, be it

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Offutt Airman saves newborn minutes from death; named AFMS Trusted Hero

After severe weather left many with property damage, and even more without power, a patient missing an appointment might have been easily overlooked.
But for Senior Airman Taylor Scherff, 55th Medical Group Pediatric Clinic medical technician, something didn’t sit right. She knew she couldn’t wait for the normal call-back to

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Hallelujah

Sailor Jerri is a Navy Veteran who loves to sing. She took her talent and rewrote ‘Hallelujah’ to honor the men and women in the military .

Sailor Jerri served our country from 2002 to 2006 as an aviation mechanic on F/A18 hornets and says she had several Veterans

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