Considering Cioca v. Rumsfeld

  I must make a confession – the Cioca v. Rumsfeld case has been dismissed – and honestly, I’m ok with that.  In fact, I’m relieved.  When this lawsuit dropped in February, I was unemployed, living with a friend and navigating this experience practically on...

Puppy Dogs

I’m decidedly a dog person. I love most furry creatures but dogs are easily my favorite – say what you will, cat lovers, about what that potentially says about my personality. The debate of cats versus dogs will go on forever. I’ve learned that cats probably are...

Conflicting Emotions

  Congresswoman Speier read part of my story in a session of Congress last week.  This was her ninth speech to Congress detailing personal stories of rape, sexual assault and the failure of the Department of Defense to properly address these issues.  Congresswoman...

Inward Bound

By Rebekah Havrilla Rebekah is an Army veteran and serves as SWAN’s National Peer Support Helpline Caseworker.  She loves the ocean and finds being near the water extremely comforting.  She is also a huge lover of dogs. Last fall, I had the opportunity to attend an...

Proud to be a Soldier . . . Finally

By Rebekah Havrilla Rebekah is an Army veteran and serves as SWAN’s National Peer Support Helpline Caseworker.  She loves the ocean and finds being near the water extremely comforting.  She is also a huge lover of dogs. A couple of weeks ago, I attended a...