We seek a highly skilled, dynamic executive director to shepherd SWAN to the next level of its important work: http://t.co/t6ATHXZt9D
RT @TSNE: New Executive Search: Executive Director, Service Women's Action Network @servicewomen http://t.co/hQxha3q2lk #military #veterans
#Military Sexual Assault Survivors Must Fight for Disability Benefits #passMJIA #fixtheVA http://t.co/hQ2ulQMsks via @rhrealitycheck
Veterans advocates: Stop the #VA 'hamster wheel' disability appeals process #fixtheVA http://t.co/GdYeX67wQn
#Vet suicide prevention bill, #ClayHunt SAV Act, moves forward in Senate http://t.co/YPul1no2yS
RT @HuffPostPol: Transgender, bisexual individuals recognized for the first time ever in a State of the Union speech http://t.co/GjdunMHZnK
POTUS: "If you want the job done right, hire a #veteran" #SOTU
RT @sandrapark: The #SOTU for military women made great strides due to @AnuBhagwati @servicewomen - TY for leadership and friendship! http:…
Watch now: POTUS #SOTU address → http://t.co/0oeKkaGZAP
SWAN's dedicated founder @AnuBhagwati bids farewell: http://t.co/bceUOBm2P9
#Hagel urges that sexual assault cases stay within the #military command structure http://t.co/8crPSK4iaT via @WSJ
#Hagel Criticizes #Military’s Culture Of Retaliating Against People Who Report Sexual Assault http://t.co/he66BiEWLh
"The school is what qualifies you..no excuse why the Army should keep those jobs closed to women" says @gregjacob01 http://t.co/xCNYUTGw2Z
How #military sex offenders fly under the radar after returning to civilian life http://t.co/XPwC4aaQga via @NewsHour
Women in Ranger course: "crucial for gender integration, including in infantry & elite units" says SWANs @gregjacob01 http://t.co/6mv68OwGCN
Philly #VA program rewards employees with cash, food for deciding cases quickly http://t.co/HtoIBJlHwY
Why More #Women Need To Share Their #Military Experiences via @TaskandPurpose http://t.co/i7jqQBi1iy
RT @AnuBhagwati: Please remember if you need to speak to someone about the loss of another veteran, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Terry Young attended the 2013 SWAN Summit on Military Sexual Violence. Please keep Terry and her loved ones in your hearts…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Sending my deepest sympathy and condolences to family and friends of veteran Terry Young, whom we recently lost to suicide…
RT @ATRWibben: Human Rights Watch (@HRW) wants to speak to #military #sexualassault victims who faced reprisals (h/t @servicewomen) http://…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Check out Connecticut Veterans Legal Center's new Howard R. Udell Fellowship in Veterans’ Justice: https://t.co/GzRO9j38vf…
Fighting an entrenched culture on sexual assault in the #military http://t.co/x5hsGLOLTN #passMJIA
RT @gregjacob01: Longtime ally and champion for @servicewomen issues @SenatorBoxer announces retirement in 2016. http://t.co/CTE57SgUpk
Changes in 2015 NDAA grant additional protections for victims and revamp admin & legal procedures #passMJIA http://t.co/pFUyAhgPmu
.@SenGillibrand gears up for another round: in talks with the Democratic and Republican senators #passMJIA http://t.co/4AhGbHJTwC
Veterans discharged after sexual trauma push for #VA health benefits http://t.co/2zzNr1HHGu #fixtheVA
.@SenGillibrand determined to force change in #military justice system, but it's an uphill battle http://t.co/c2zdx2WxT1
#USArmy New webpage allows vets with PTSD to apply for discharge upgrade http://t.co/kMXS9vFxPX
RT @AnuBhagwati: Grateful @washingtonpost covered the battle for VA sexual trauma benefits & @servicewomen / @VVAmerica's lawsuit: http://t…
Not every GI is a Joe! #VA works to help growing number of female #veterans http://t.co/CM37gtKkCF
The Mighty 25: Veterans Poised To Make A Difference In 2015 http://t.co/FAp5KDnIXU via @WeAreTheMighty
RT @Militarydotcom: Pentagon Could Make Combat Action Badge Retroactive to World War II: http://t.co/MLlqYNUMPL http://t.co/Y8IOnt2wKQ
Thank you so much to everyone who shared comments for the White House about what the President needs to know about military sexual assault.
Col. @MarthaMcSally prevails over Barber in recount http://t.co/mKdR3ZRdQN via @azcentral
From Deborah Sampson to Joni Ernst: Women veterans make their mark http://t.co/cZLKugeUCO
SWAN is looking for #interns in both our #NYC and #DC offices! See http://t.co/8HO7e6PJwe for more info!
Critics say progress on #military sex assaults is an illusion http://t.co/8Uvmtt0hMC
SWAN's @anubhagwati discusses #military sex offenders not on public registries on @mhpshow http://t.co/xIQ65HvYH0
RT @AnuBhagwati: Tune into @MHPshow tmrw morning to catch me and @greenblattmark talking sex offender registries and military sexual assaul…
We are getting incredible input from military sexual assault survivors on social media--please keep it up. #whitehousesilence
RT @starsandstripes: Report: 12 sailors implicated in submarine shower scandal http://t.co/SZRiszPmuC @USNavy
RT @AnuBhagwati: Dear military sexual assault survivors: if you had one question or comment for the @WhiteHouse, what would you say? @servi
RT @gregjacob01: .@servicewomen's comm director Barbara Brown has a nephew graduating from @USNavy boot camp today. Congrats to the new sai…
RT @jaylemeux: My article calling for an end to the ban on #transgender military service: http://t.co/thJAqOhxa0 #lgbt @servicewomen
Gillibrand's Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again http://t.co/j7qxT5J8bC via @HuffPostPol
#Gillibrand's #Military Sexual Assault Reform Bill Is Shot Down Again http://t.co/j7qxT5J8bC via @HuffPostPol
RT @AnuBhagwati: Air Force Sec'y supports lifting the ban on transgender service: http://t.co/gLaGG52bGZ h/t @gregjacob01 @servicewomen @al
SWAN is looking for #interns in both our #NYC and #DC offices! See http://t.co/8HO7e6PJwe for more info!
Male #Military Sex Assault Survivors Slow to Report http://t.co/IxnGPfvfvO via @ABC
RT @SenGillibrand: Eye-opening read from @AnuBhagwati, Exec. Dir. of @Servicewomen & former @USMC Captain, on military sexual assault: http…
Report on Sexual Assault in the #Military Draws Criticism http://t.co/wA7Q9TG76Z
The Invisible President: How Obama's Ignored Military Sexual Assault #WhereAreYou @anubhagwati http://t.co/prADZ7YsVN
RT @gregjacob01: Update on new body armor for #WomenInCombat, a change championed by Rep Tsongas. http://t.co/wkbWAvUELy @nikiinthehouse @s
RT @gregjacob01: Women #Marines excel in experimental infantry task force. http://t.co/OOtwqobxtY #WomenInCombat @servicewomen
Retaliation still a major issue for troops who report sexual assault, study finds http://t.co/Ux1iEuGPoP
RT @AnuBhagwati: .@nytimes editorial board agrees that the latest Pentagon sexual assault report is bad news: http://t.co/8sZiQ2iEaJ @servi
The #Navy is investigating new sex assault report on board the #USSWyoming https://t.co/RnG5vhCwXi via @vicenews
#Military Sex Assault Survivors See Retaliation as Reports Rise http://t.co/fnOIVTWhgd
RT @patriciakime: New data show incidents of rape in military much higher than previously reported #military http://t.co/fvkAVMpU5a
RT @gregjacob01: "I think this report shows a failure in leadership." http://t.co/XS7EM7s3NG #passMJIA @servicewomen
RT @gregjacob01: #NDAA15 passes the House 300-119. Includes important @servicewomen-supported sexual assault reforms. Next stop: US Senate.…
The Glaring Problems in #DoD's Sex Assault Strategy http://t.co/rZzxTzqU1M
Reports of sexual assault climb, estimated number of attacks decline: “is nothing to cheer about,” says @anubhagwati http://t.co/hJamOvGcK7
Women in the elite forces: Cracking the camouflage ceiling. Or Not. http://t.co/8rZCVgzW1N
RT @WSJ: The US Navy revoked Bill Cosby's honorary title in wake of sexual assault allegations http://t.co/6cbI1hBzuR http://t.co/BRIxS5NE…
RT @AnuBhagwati: For #SWAN 's response to today's Pentagon sexual assault report, see here: http://t.co/TFhNLHEuQv @servicewomen
RT @gregjacob01: @AnuBhagwati @servicewomen Hagel is allowing the sex asslt presser to get hijacked. #MST survivors deserve better! #pass M…
RT @AnuBhagwati: NOW: Watch Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel LIVE re: sexual assault in the military. http://t.co/gmt4IwWOQS @servicewomen
"Clearly the president as Commander-in-Chief is the one who can provide that leadership," says SWAN's @gregjacob01 http://t.co/KIai8ePRvX
RT @AnuBhagwati: Wishing a happy birthday to @LoryManning1! Thank you for your years of devotion to helping women in the military. You rock…
Pentagon Survey: More sexual assault cases reported http://t.co/PWVZm3YXrd
.@RuthMore88 to work with #VA as it expands services to more victims of military sexual assault http://t.co/2d9qvMiIJx via @bangordailynews
RT @rhrealitycheck: Gillibrand: Obama Could Act in New Push for Military #SexualAssault Bill http://t.co/PQk01PM7vr #MJIA @servicewomen
Senators revive push to take chain of command out of sex assault cases #passMJIA http://t.co/GRKJWu63NG
RT @TIME: Army to recognize legal names of transgender veterans http://t.co/2gPJUN1qHe
RT @gregjacob01: #AshCarter gets nom as #SecDef. @servicewomen's priorities (mil sex asslt and #WomenInCombat) are on his to do list. http:…
RT @WashTimes: Gillibrand again pushes for reforming #military justice system - http://t.co/qvEwI1AyaQ @jacqklimas http://t.co/vceRpzvM0r
RT @AnuBhagwati: The politics on military sexual assault begins again w/gusto this week. Here's Sen McCaskill's latest: http://t.co/XEEv2tB…
RT @AnuBhagwati: Def Sec'y Hagel meeting with President and VP at 11:45 AM this morning to discuss the military's latest sexual assault rpt…
#VA expanding eligibility & access to mental health treatment at hospitals or clinics for sexual assault survivors http://t.co/zikCzErY21
Our #women #veterans deserve better: VA medical centers lack staff specializing in women’s health #fixtheVA http://t.co/Lb5OJrOmkR
The #Military’s Rough Justice on Sexual Assault http://t.co/ieOTs4ub5k #passMJIA
RT @jacqklimas: VA Secretary Bob tells @LeoShane he can fix the embattled department in months, not years. http://t.co/vwLZz8oyne
Meet the #female #Marines volunteers of Corps' integration test http://t.co/2753I1YRzd via @marinetimes
RT @TaskandPurpose: The executive director of @servicewomen is breaking down legal barriers for women in the military | http://t.co/gwpFUN7…
President Obama, Stand With Victims of Sexual Assault and Fix the Broken Military Justice System http://t.co/VZdpf85Usf via @HuffPostPol
Want to see to real changes in the lives of service women? Tell us what is important to you! https://t.co/6o2X6niAwR
Could #Obama choose a woman as next #Defense secretary? "This would be a huge step forward," says SWAN's @anubhagwati http://t.co/brGxg7m5v5
RT @AnuBhagwati: POTUS needs to consider welfare of service women in nominating a new SecDef. #CombatIntegration #MilitaryJustice @servicew
RT @starsandstripes: Pres. @BarackObama is currently speaking about #Hagel's resignation as Secretary of Defense. Visit http://t.co/pceJ0RA…
Test run suggests women can meet #Army #Ranger standards http://t.co/OAioNICMIZ via @usatoday
RT @gregjacob01: @TaskandPurpose A much needed step: Friday, @VFWHQ changed its charter to include women http://t.co/Uz147tkSWb @servicewom
RT @gregjacob01: Not your typical #internship: Fast-paced cutting edge work driving change for @servicewomen and women #veterans: http://t.…
SWAN is looking for #interns in our #DC office - see http://t.co/pQhy9d9Vkp for more information!
Final barriers to #women joining #combat units will fall over the next 12 months http://t.co/jigXA12WwU
Congresswoman @RepCorrineBrown Elected Ranking Member on House Committee of Veterans' Affairs http://t.co/y6uptPcXv1
SWAN is looking for a Policy & Legislative #intern in our #DC office! Find more information here: http://t.co/8HO7e6PJwe
#AirForce working on plans to allow #women to compete for last 7 male-only jobs in the service #combatintegration http://t.co/r2dSewT9vp
#Hagel Visits Female #Marines Training for Combat Roles http://t.co/f0UVFCLcXV via @Militarydotcom

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