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military sexual trauma

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terri starkey July 7th, 2011

I was in the Air Force from 79 to 84. My experiences were traumatizing.
I worked in the base chapel. I was sexually assaulted my a active duty chaplain, a major and a reserveist chaplain, and was sexually harresed my my boss, a msgt.
When a female vet, like me turned in our boss. He was found guilty, no court martial ever occured. The commander who was in charge of punishment swept under under the rug.
While the investigation took place I still worked under him. I was asked my the head chaplain, to drop the charges. While this was going on, I was harrested by other chaplains and by fellow airman.

I live with these experiences on a daily basis, and suffer from ptsd. Many women in the military experiene similiar stories. It is now being told to the through many sources. Hopefully, things will change, so that any perp is pumished.

The reason why many women do not report sexual assaults is because it will come back on them.

We are all on the same team, which means we watch out for each other, not hurt us.
This is not happening.

There is an organization called service wome action network. It works to get things changed in many ways.

It is called
swan for short.

To look at this sight, just type in service women action network.


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Teresa Mann-Davoren January 24th, 2013

Thanks Terri, I will look into this network. I was also raped while serving in the military. It still haunts me from time to time. It no longer controls my life but some times little things happen that brings back the awful memories. It seems as though the memories will always be there. Thanks for sharing your story. May God bless you abundantly.
Sincerely,
Your MS&RV2, Teresa
(MS&RV2 Military Sister & Raped Victim Too)

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