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Female soldiers bullied, harassed

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More than one in 10 female soldiers in the New Zealand Defence Force say they have been harassed, a new report has found. The Ministry of Defence report released today also showed that while substantial progress has been made in the past 15 years, gender inequity was still widespread. Women had high rates of attrition and low rates of career ... Read More »

Dad of Army suicide victim going to State of Union

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly is entitled to invite one guest to the State of the Union address on Tuesday. The person Donnelly chose to give the ticket to — Farmland resident Jeff Sexton — confirms that Indiana’s junior senator is serious about preventing military suicide. Saxton’s son, Army Spc. Jacob Sexton, 21, shot himself to ... Read More »

Suicide rate of young veterans increasing, decreasing for older veterans

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Ben Patten served in the Army during a time of peace, but others are not as lucky.  A close friend of his developed extreme PTSD and ended his own life. “I don’t know that when these young people get out if they’re given the education or tools to know where these vet centers are or why these places exist,” Patten ... Read More »