Christine Hassing Published ‘Jennifer and Onyx’ | Our Story of Triumph & Hope After Military Sexual Trauma (February 17, 2019)

“Sometimes God will put the Goliath in your life to find the David within you” – Unknown “I, Jennifer, entered this life vowing to fulfill two things; that I would serve and that I would lead. Like the missions I promised to give me all to, to the death if need be, my soul also … More Christine Hassing Published ‘Jennifer and Onyx’ | Our Story of Triumph & Hope After Military Sexual Trauma (February 17, 2019)

Paying It Forward Thanks to Army Specialist Suzanne Swift

The first time I ever heard the term military sexual trauma was when I was living with my future husband in Olympia, Washington in 2006. He was active duty Air Force stationed at McChord Air Force Base. I was a traditional National Guardsman. I had just transferred from a combat communications squadron in 2005 to a … More Paying It Forward Thanks to Army Specialist Suzanne Swift

Treating Post Traumatic Stress in Early Stages Prevents a Life Long Disabling Condition

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has baffled my mind since first … More Treating Post Traumatic Stress in Early Stages Prevents a Life Long Disabling Condition

The US Military Recruited Violent Felons to Support the War Efforts

In a recent article published in the Stars and Stripes, the public learned that military commanders were forced to overlook bad behavior to include assault due to wartime demands. According to the article, a recently retired general stated that the “Army desperately needs to clean up misconduct in its ranks.”  The response from the Army’s top … More The US Military Recruited Violent Felons to Support the War Efforts

Investigation Discovery Validated Me and Gave Me Purpose

I am an #IDAddict. I love Investigation Discovery. The reason I love ID is because the law enforcement officials are passionately solving the cases they have been presented with, always with justice in mind for the victim and/or family. I watch all the ID shows.  Initially, my crime show addiction started with Law and Order, Law and Order … More Investigation Discovery Validated Me and Gave Me Purpose

The Army Wants You to Report Violent Crimes to These Future Military Officers at West Point

“These are future leaders in the Army, the same officers the enlisted are supposed to report violent crimes to.” ~JSN If you haven’t kept up with the fight in Congress regarding how the military should best handle sexual assault complaints and retaliation, this article will help you understand. Claire McCaskill wants sexual assault victims in … More The Army Wants You to Report Violent Crimes to These Future Military Officers at West Point

If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken

Fact: 62% of military sexual assault victims report that they suffered both personal & professional retaliation after they reported the crime to their Chain of Command. (Department of Defense, 2014) The retaliation is what makes PTSD so debilitating and if witnessed by others will prevent them from coming forward. It also is the precipitator for … More If Military Sexual Assault Victims Experience Retaliation, the Military Justice System is Broken