2020-09-30@00:51:00 GMT
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    September 16, 2020 – A group of congressmen led by Jackie Speier and Mark Mullin presented the bill “I am Vanessa Guillén Act” in honor of the soldier who died on April 22 at Fort Hood and the many survivors of sexual violence who have bravely emerged from it. of the disappearance and brutal murder of the 20-year-old military woman. The legislation, which has bipartisan support and could be put to a vote in a matter of weeks or by November. If passed, the law “will provide survivors with independent investigations into reports of both sexual harassment and sexual assault. It would also make sexual harassment a criminal offense in the military, helping to get to...
    The nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) military and veteran non-profit organization is responding to the Department of Defense ban on certain flags at military installations. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper issued an order on flags displayed at military installations, stating that only the American flag, flags of the U.S. States, territories and D.C. along with military flags are allowed. While this ban includes the controversial confederate flag, it also includes any LGBTQ flags. “He went about it in a roundabout way that effectively bans the pride flag as well. The very symbol of inclusion and diversity,” said Jennifer Dane, Interim Executive Director of the Modern Military Association of America. She says that by not outright banning...
    HOUSTON – 89 congressmen, including the top heads of the Democratic Party on committees dealing with issues of the Armed Forces in the Senate and House, asked the inspector general in charge of the Department of Defense to launch an independent investigation into the disappearance and death from soldier Vanessa Guillén. Senator Kirsten Gilibrand and Representative Jackie Spier asked Inspector Sean O’Donnell to initiate a full and independent investigation into this case. In a letter signed by 87 more congressmen, among them, the representative Sylvia García, they express their support for the call made by Gillibrand and Spier and present the complaint of the Guillén family, who would have made it known that he was subject to sexual harassment,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Boston will not have its typical Fourth of July celebration this year, but a patriotic display is still planned for the skies. The Department of Defense has announced the schedule for the “Salute To Great Cities Of The American Revolution” flyover on Independence Day. The Pentagon says the flyover will take place over downtown Boston at about 4 p.m. Aircraft will approach from the northeast at about 1,000 feet. They’ll fly over the U.S.S. Constitution in the Charlestown Navy Yard before heading to Fenway Park and then leaving the city. “U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps jets will fly over in five waves,” the Department of Defense said in a statement. “The flyover will be led...
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Tuesday that it received $ 71 million from the United States Department of Defense to expand the manufacturing of its own device to inject its candidate for the covid-19 vaccine into the skin. The company began phase 1 of human clinical trials in April for its DNA-based vaccine, with results expected later this month. Inovio is based in Pennsylvania, but developed his covid-19 vaccine in his San Diego research lab. It is expected to enter phase 2 of 3 of the vaccine trials in July or August. Dozens of companies, research institutions, and governments around the world are also working on coronavirus vaccines. Neither has yet received regulatory approval, and it remains unclear which potential vaccines will...