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    Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The study, released Friday, looked at Army incidents, and found that female soldiers...
     A Texas judge has denied a motion to throw out the confession of the woman accused of helping to dismember the body of Fort Hood Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen.  Cecily Aguilar, 22, has been charged with tampering with evidence after she allegedly confessed to investigators that she helped cut up and hide Guillen's body in April of last year.  At...
    The fiancé of murdered US Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen is speaking publicly for the first time, revealing he learned about her horrific death after seeing posts on Twitter.     Guillen, 20, disappeared from a Texas Army base last April after telling her family she was being sexually harassed - and her dismembered and buried remains were found on June 30 near the...
    The U.S. Army released a report Friday saying officers at Fort Hood in Texas ignored complaints of sexual harassment from Special Vanessa Guillén, the soldier who disappeared last year and was allegedly killed by a fellow soldier. The Army said a total of 21 soldiers have been relieved of duty or reprimanded as a result of the investigation.  The report...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Sgt. Taylor Knueven always knew sexual assault and harassment plagued the U.S. Army. But the combat medic’s own assault early last year opened her eyes to the broken system surrounding one of the military’s most infamous problems. Earlier this week, Knueven and six other soldiers went before a panel in the 18th Airborne Corps headquarters at...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — After more than a dozen officers and enlisted soldiers at the Fort Hood Army post were fired or suspended, some members of Congress have pledged to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at the base. On December 9 the group also said they would explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are...
    House lawmakers on Wednesday vowed to further investigate the findings of a damning report highlighting a climate of widespread sexual harassment and violence at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas. Rep. Jackie SpeierKaren (Jackie) Lorraine Jacqueline SpeierHouse chairman endorses Michele Flournoy for Biden's Pentagon chief Battle for Pentagon post in Biden Cabinet heats up Democratic Women's Caucus members split endorsements...
    WASHINGTON – Members of Congress pledged on Wednesday to deepen their investigations into sexual assault, harassment and other problems at Fort Hood, Texas, and explore legislation, zeroing in on what officials say are glaring deficiencies in the Army criminal investigations unit at the base. A day after Army officials released an independent panel's report on chronic leadership failures and widespread...
    The Army has named a four-star general to investigate how leadership at Fort Hood handled Specialist Vanessa Guillén's reports of sexual harassment and her eventual disappearance and death, Army officials told CBS News. Guillén's remains were found about two months after she disappeared in April, and she is believed to have been killed by a fellow soldier who later died...
    The family of murdered Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén on Tuesday commended the Army for suspending or firing 14 leaders at Fort Hood after an investigation into sexual assault, harassment, suicide and murder at the Texas post. But the family said the fight wasn't over, and pleaded for Congress to pass legislation that addresses how the military responds to reports of sexual assault...
    Army leadership fired or suspended 14 Fort Hood leaders who failed to address a culture that permitted sexual assault. The Army acted to adopt all of the recommendations of an independent commission looking at the culture of sexual harassment at Fort Hood that led to the disappearance and death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen in April. “This report without a doubt...
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – “The findings of the committee identified major flaws with sexual harassment and assault response preventions programs from implementation, reporting and adjudication.” That’s the word from U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy today in a press conference held at the pentagon to address issues at Fort Hood after a committee review of the Command Culture at the base after...
    Fourteen officers and enlisted soldiers at Fort Hood were fired or suspended Tuesday, and Army leaders announced several policy changes after an independent investigation revealed a toxic culture that fueled sexual harassment and failed to protect female soldiers from harm.  FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED IN DEATHS OF SERGEANT AND VETERAN AT FORT BRAGG The actions, taken by Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, come in the aftermath...
    The Army will relieve or suspend at least 14 Fort Hood commanders and leaders from their positions following the results of the independent review into the culture and command of Fort Hood in the wake of Vanessa Guillen's death.  Spc. Guillen, 20, disappeared from the Killeen, Texas base in April after telling her family she was being sexually harassed at the...
    Facebook/Defense.gov Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen was 20-years-old when she was murdered at the hands of another army specialist named Aaron Robinson, 20. Or at least it’s believed Robinson killed her. He never was charged for the crime because shot and killed himself when police went to arrest him, according to the New York Times. Guillen was last seen...
    Vanessa Guillen, 20, went missing from Fort Hood on April 22 and her dismembered remains were found three months later on June 30 The backlash against the U.S. Army was swift after it was announced Vanessa Guillen is to be memorialized with a gate at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas, in her honor.  The 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier...
    KILLEEN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – The family of murdered Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen says they still don’t know the truth about the Fort Hood soldier’s death and Wednesday they want you to hear their story. The latest episode of “Red Table Talk: The Estefans” features Guillen’s mother and sisters in a conversation with Grammy-winning music legend Gloria Estefan, her daughter and...
    KILLEEN, Texas – The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment is entitled to benefits, including compensation, because her death happened “in the line of duty,” U.S. Army officials announced. Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20, was conducting her assigned duties at Fort Hood...
    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment is entitled to benefits, including compensation, because her death happened “in the line of duty,” U.S. Army officials announced. Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20, was conducting her assigned duties at Fort...
    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment is entitled to benefits, including compensation, because her death happened “in the line of duty,” U.S. Army officials announced. Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20, was conducting her assigned duties at Fort Hood...
    KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier whose on-base killing sparked calls in Congress for changes in the way the military handles sexual abuse and harassment is entitled to benefits, including compensation, because her death happened “in the line of duty,” U.S. Army officials announced. Spc. Vanessa Guillén, 20, was conducting her assigned duties at Fort...
    AUSTIN, Texas — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn’t want him touching her during body mass measurements. She said authorities promised the disciplinary report...
    AUSTIN, Texas — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn’t want him touching her during body mass measurements. She said authorities promised the disciplinary report...
    KILLEEN, Texas (CBSNEWS.COM) — Accusations of harassment and sexual assault at the Fort Hood Army base in Killeen continue. The latest accounts come from nearly a half-dozen women who say soldiers at the base have been committing crimes for years. Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood in 2006 when a sergeant with a...
    Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort Hood, a U.S. Army base in Texas, in 2006 when a sergeant with a history of alleged harassment toward other soldiers wrote her up after she complained that she didn't want him touching her during body mass measurements. She said authorities promised the disciplinary report would be wiped...
    (CNN)A surveillance camera caught someone damaging a memorial to slain Fort Hood soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillen.The League of United Latin American Citizens, the country's oldest and largest Latino civil rights organization, posted surveillance video footage of the vandalism to Facebook last Friday. A person dressed in all dark clothing can be seen running through the memorial located in the parking...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico activists are scheduled to hold a rally to support a proposal that would change how active duty service members file sexual harassment and assault claims. The “I am Vanessa Guillen Act Rally” slated for Saturday in Albuquerque seeks to put pressure on the state’s congressional delegation to endorse the measure. Under the proposal, the...
    A group of lawmakers unveiled a bipartisan bill named after slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillén on Wednesday that is designed to help victims report sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House would vote on the legislation.  The "I Am Vanessa Guillén Act" was introduced by Democrat Rep. Jackie Spier of California and...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., met with the family of slain U.S. Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen Wednesday and said the House will vote on the "I Am Vanessa Guillen Act." Another soldier, Aaron David Robinson, is suspected of bludgeoning Guillen with a hammer at Fort Hood in April, then dismembering her body. When police tried to contact Robinson in July, he killed...
    FORT HOOD, Texas – A bill named for slain Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen that would change how the military responds to missing service members and make sexual harassment a crime in the military is officially being introduced in Washington, DC on Wednesday. Guillen was a 20-year-old Army specialist who disappeared in April. Following her disappearance, a nationwide search was...
    Getty/U.S. Army Vanessa Guillen was a U.S. Army Specialist who went missing from Fort Hood in Texas on April 22, 2020. Specialist Aaron Robinson was a suspect in her killing, but he fatally shot himself as police were approaching to arrest him. Guillen’s disappearance and murder sparked a storm of advocacy, leading to protests and a proposed bill...
    A Fort Hood soldier whose body was found last month died by suicide, according to a medical examiner’s report obtained by NBC News. Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, who went missing on Aug. 19, was discovered dead later that month 30 miles from the troubled Texas Army base. He had reported sexual harassment against him before he went missing. Natalie...
    A Fort Hood soldier whose body was found last month died by suicide, according to a medical examiner’s report obtained by NBC News. Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, who went missing on Aug. 19, was discovered dead later that month 30 miles from the troubled Texas Army base. He had reported sexual harassment against him before he went missing. Natalie Khawam,...
    The family of Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen expressed appreciation of the leadership change at the top of the Army base, but added that it doesn't directly address accountability issues.Through the family's attorney, Natalie Khawam, Guillen's family offered a response Wednesday after Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, who oversaw Fort Hood at the time of Guillen's disappearance earlier this year, was...
    A month after U.S. Army Sec. Ryan McCarthy admitted failing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, a shake-up in leadership at the Texas base has been announced.Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, who oversaw Fort Hood at the time of Guillen's disappearance earlier this year, is being replaced, as previously announced, but will no longer ascend to take command of the 1st Armored...
    A month after U.S. Army Sec. Ryan McCarthy admitted failing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, a shake-up in leadership at the Texas base has been announced.Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, who oversaw Fort Hood at the time of Guillen's disappearance earlier this year, is being replaced, as previously announced, but will no longer ascend to take command of the 1st Armored...
    The Army has named a four star general to investigate how leadership at Fort Hood handled Specialist Vanessa Guillén's reports of sexual harassment and her eventual disappearance and death, Army officials told CBS News. Guillén's remains were found about two months after she disappeared in April, and she is believed to have been killed by a fellow soldier who later...
    A month after U.S. Army Sec. Ryan McCarthy admitted failing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen, a shake-up in leadership at the Texas base has been announced.Maj. Gen. Scott Efflandt, who oversaw Fort Hood at the time of Guillen's disappearance earlier this year, is being replaced, as previously announced, but will no longer ascend to take command of the 1st Armored...
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