New Mexico veterans monument to honor #servicewomen, reports @SteveRamirez6 HT @USWomenVeterans
#WATCH: Video intvws w/ 4 #servicewomen who served on Cultural Support Teams in Afg & Iraq HT @NixonPeabodyLLP
RT @NixonPeabodyLLP: Proud to support Service Women's Action Network. Check out this video series, Women In Int'l Security:…
We are grateful to the @NewmansOwnFdn for their continued support of #servicewomen
RT @ScoutComms: Congrats to #clients @IVMFSyracuseU and @servicewomen | Military, veterans charities split $1.5M donation…
Our work on behalf of #servicewomen is made possible by supporters like @NixonPeabodyLLP, whose employees have raised over $6k for us!
Exciting reporting from @TBowmanNPR: "Sources Say Obama Could Name First Female Combatant Commander"
#ICYMI: "Why Women Veterans Are the Fastest-Growing Group of Entrepreneurs," via @weisul
RT @AthertonKD: @servicewomen @BrianBWagner You've been quoted in my #Storify story "When The War Is Over, What Do We Do?"…
"I knew women had made it [in military] when Dan Rather said 'the men & women in uniform' on nightly news" VA AsstSec Schwartz #acfuturewar
Just a FEW HOURS left to donate in support of @ServiceWomen. Please Give! #DayfortheBrave
RT @MaggieM012: 33 powerful photos of military women serving their country via @HuffPostWomen #NoExceptions
RT @ATRWibben: Thanks @servicewomen for standing up for #female #veterans & making sure they're not forgotten. #VeteransDay
Another sighting of @mgyerman's article featuring our Fellow @laurenzapf, reprinted @HuffingtonPost
Past Fellow @laurenzapf speaks to @mgyerman about "Changing the Dialogue for Women Vets" #VeteransDay
Today is #DayForTheBrave! Join us in raising $1 million in 24 hours for @servicewomen & other groups! Donate:
Please donate TODAY to Support @ServiceWomen During #DayfortheBrave Crowdfunding Campaign
In breaking codes, this 104 yr-old service woman also broke ground, via @TaraBahrampour
Happy #VeteransDay to all of America's service women. We are so proud & honored to work with you & to work on your behalf
Why Women Veterans Are the Fastest-Growing Group of Entrepreneurs, exciting @Inc story by @Weisul
@RebeccaHannagan unfortunately do not believe this is being recorded
"We need the best & the brightest, and that is gender neutral" - Norwegian Major General @FHannestad at @GeorgetownLaw #NoExceptions
Fascinating to hear Norwegian Major General @FHannestad talk about Norway's experience with true gender equality in its armed forces
Great discussion on "women in combat" at @GeorgetownLaw, featuring speakers including @brooks_rosa
Did You Know? There are nearly 385,000 veteran women-owned businesses in US, up 300 percent from 2007
The study we previously shared on male military sexual assault has been retracted due to analytical concerns
Controversial Marine Corps Study On Gender Integration Published In Full, via @TBowmanNPR & @Laura_M_Wagner
First official integrated Ranger School underway, Army won't talk about the women - via @MichelleTan32
Sexual Assault Of Military Men 15 Times Higher Than Thought || lacks large sample, but an important topic
Empowering today's service women to be our next generation's role models #DayForTheBrave
We were honored to be interviewed Nov 1 by @VeteransRadio about SWAN & #DayForTheBrave (intvw starts 30:15)
The Dangerous Non-Evolution of the Military (Gender Integration) by LTCs Kate Germano & Jeannette Haynie
Support #servicewomen? Show your support & donate to SWAN during #DayForTheBrave crowdfunding campaign
SWAN to Participate in Veterans Day Crowdfunding Campaign #DayForTheBrave. Help us fundraise!
Women veterans recruited for federal border duty, reports @MilitaryTimes
"Marines' women in combat study 'flawed,' researchers say" - @WyattwOlson provides latest report on ongoing debate
Nonprofits Engaged in Debate Over Women in Combat, reports @MarkANMag for @AssociationsNow, ft. SWAN
How the first female Ranger School grads are inspiring a new generation of West Point women, by @pjmatt
Marine Corps Study Finds No Detriment to Morale in Mixed-Gender Combat Units, reports @David_Philipps
Great question @PaulRieckhoff, nearly 2.5 million of us serve or have served!
Mother. Engineer. Army Ranger. A true triple threat.
Army COS @GENMarkMilley shares closing remarks on professional development to Women's Mentorship Network #AUSA2015
Great quote by service woman at #AUSA2015: "It is a great time to be a women and be in the [military] service. It is a golden age for us"
Great turnout at Women's Mentorship Network luncheon #AUSA2015 w/ Ranger School grads Kristin Griest & Shaye Haver
Our CEO, Judy Patterson, provided opening remarks at the Women's Mentorship Network's #AUSA2015 luncheon today
Thoughtful article by @ConradCBrown: "There Are Women Who Can Outperform Many Men In The Infantry. Get Over It"
"Decision looms on women in combat," reports @andrewtilghman, quoting several friends of SWAN. Big day tomorrow!
"Group blasts Marines over study of women in combat" @Druzin_Stripes reports from press event we co-hosted today
Morning Read: "Exclusive: Marine memo hints at shift on women in combat," from @AnnaMulrine
What a great story about women veterans. DC welcomes 1st all-female Honor Flight today
RT @WIIS_Global: Join the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) as a part-time policy intern! See for info. @service
Our statement on Marine Corps' study re: women in combat is cited in @HopeSeck's latest @marinetimes story
"Marine Corps Study Doesn't Change Facts About Women in Combat," CEO Judy Patterson writes for @TaskandPurpose
SWAN Congratulates First #Women to Graduate from #Ranger School
#Historymade: First female soldiers to graduate #Army #Ranger School
GAO: Getting #women into combat jobs may take 2 years via @MilitaryTimes
Dismantling military's #transgender ban to begin Monday via @usatoday
House Backs Bill to Help #Vets Who've Suffered Sexual Assault
Thanks to everyone who supported this!
RT @gregjacob01: .@USRepresent passes #HR1607 the Ruth Moore Act. Thx to @chelliepingree for her outstanding leadership on this important #…
What we've been doing this summer! #constantcontact
#Marine women challenge #combat limits, pioneering staff assignments for ground forces took adjustment, fortitude
Commissioner Loree Sutton, BG speaks with Fellows on leadership & change @nycveterans
UNSUNG HEROES: The Female Soldier Who Provided Crucial Medical Treatment Under Mortar Fire via @TaskandPurpose
Probably Not the Kind of Equality Women Had in Mind: Women vets commit suicide at same rate as male counterparts
.@MilitaryTimes 2015 ServiceMembers of the Year honored: Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Sara Freeman wins Sailor of Year
#Womenincombat: why America’s next social battlefield is on the actual battlefield via @gaylelemmon
Women combat vets gathered @ GWU this week as part of conference to research & document experiences deployed as CST:
In historic first, three #women tackle #Ranger School's grueling mountain phase
RT @gregjacob01: .@servicewomen sponsored a great Hill Day this week with women #veterans who served in #SpecOps units in #Afghanistan http…
RT @gregjacob01: @USArmy reviewing breastfeeding policy Thx @nikiinthehouse for championing this issue for servicewomen…
#MarineCorps Integrated Task Force deactivates at Camp Lejeune: via @dvidshub
Women Sue for Right to Be Drafted in the U.S. Military via @CourthouseNews
#Pentagon moves to allow #transgender troops to serve openly via @POLITICO
Female #Ranger students pass Darby Phase on 3rd try via @armytimes
#Marine Commander’s Firing Stirs Debate on Integration of Women in Corps
RT @gregjacob01: Breaking barriers: Women pass first phase of @USArmy 's tough #Ranger School @servicewomen
EACH Woman Act Would Lift Federal Bans on Abortion Coverage
#Marine Task Force Integrating #Women Into Combat Wraps Up Part of Research via @nbcsandiego
TED Talk Shows The Role Women Have In Combat via @TaskandPurpose
Dems Push Bold Abortion Rights Legislation via @HuffPostPol
Gen. Dunford could face decision on #womenincombat 2x, "needs to be addressed during confirmation" says @gregjacob01
#WomenInCombat: Lessons Learned from Cultural Support Teams is a long awaited discussion focusing on Women in Combat
RT @WIIS_Global: Save The Date! #WIIS_Global & @CIIWG hosts Women in Combat: Lessons Learned from Cultural Support Teams. Register at http:…
Listen via @nprnews: They Survived Training, Now Female #Marines Await Word On Ground Combat #womenincombat
#VA will extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples via @marinetimes
$43.1 million intended for #veterans sat unspent for 3 years, auditors find #fixtheVA
RT @WhiteHouse: "Sometimes, there are days like this—when that slow, steady effort is rewarded with justice that arrives like a thunderbolt…
$2.6 billion #VA shortfall raises more criticism, anger via @MilitaryTimes
debate over #womenincombat has put the onus on women...the military’s problem, instead, is with some of its men
At #Army #Ranger School, admiration - and frustration - in assessment of women
US #Navy Selects First Group Of Female Sailors For Nuclear Submarine Force
.@nytimes Report: #VA Wait Lists for #Veterans Even Longer Today than Last Year via @Militarydotcom
How Can Women in the #Military Combat the "Brass Ceiling?"
#Pentagon officials preparing to make final decisions about whether to open all combat jobs to #servicewomen

Question 21 on the Questionnaire for National Security Positions (SF86) requires applicants to disclose any mental health counseling related to a sexual assault. This rule prevents service members who are applying for or renewing their clearance from actively seeking mental health counseling.

Service members and veterans seeking positions that require a security clearance have indicated that Question 21 not only prevents them from seeking counseling, but also adversely affects their military careers and future job prospects. An exemption to this question currently exists for applicants receiving mental health services for combat-related trauma, grief, and marital counseling.

SWAN believes an exemption should exist for sexual trauma survivors and has been working tirelessly on this issue with legislators and multiple federal agencies demanding a change to this form.

To learn more about where SWAN’s work with Question 21 stands today, click here.

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