An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

Dear Senator/Representative, We are asking that Congress ensure that the military give soldiers the same constitutional rights you would have in a civilian court of law. We want professional investigators, not Commanders, investigating felony crimes. We want prosecutors, not military Commanders to make the decision whether we have the evidence to go to court. We … More An Open Letter to the Senate and House of Representatives in Support of the Military Justice Improvement Act

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

Starting Over: The Daily Struggles of Accepting & Living with PTSD

So I noticed now that I am trying to take good care of myself that even the smallest of things is a difficult task to manage when you have PTSD. I sit here wondering how this could have happened and why it happened to me. I wish every day that I didn’t have PTSD and … More Starting Over: The Daily Struggles of Accepting & Living with PTSD