Series: America's Woman Warriors http://kunc.org en Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken' http://kunc.org/post/sexual-violence-victims-say-military-justice-system-broken Myla Haider took a roundabout route to becoming an agent in the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, or CID. Wars kept interrupting her training.<p>"My commander wanted to take me to Iraq as the intelligence analyst for the battalion, so I gave up my seat in CID school," Haider says.<p>She speaks in a steady, "just the facts ma'am" tone. Once a cop always a cop, the 37-year-old says.<p>Her commander from the 101st Airborne, retired Lt. Col. Marty Herbert, describes Haider as a sharp, even-keeled analyst, standing out in a battalion of hundreds. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 41828 at http://kunc.org Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken' Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops http://kunc.org/post/battlefield-military-women-face-risks-male-troops Dora Hernandez gave a decade of her life to the U.S. Navy and the Army National Guard, but some of the dangers surprised her.<p>"The worst thing for me is that you don't have to worry about the enemy, you have to worry about your own soldiers," she says.<p>Sitting in a circle, a group of women nod in agreement. All are veterans, most have spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they're also survivors of another war. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 07:08:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 41772 at http://kunc.org Off The Battlefield, Military Women Face Risks From Male Troops Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay http://kunc.org/post/women-combat-and-price-they-pay America has been debating the role of women in combat since 1779.<p>That's when the Continental Congress first awarded a military disability pension to Mary Corbin after she manned a cannon in the Revolutionary War at the battle of Fort Washington in New York. Corbin got only half the pension male soldiers received, but she asked for — and received — the full ration of rum.<p>Today, as the Pentagon decides how to remove the combat exclusion, women still have trouble getting fully recognized for what they've achieved at war.<p>"Are women in combat?" asks Staff Sgt. Jessica Keown. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:23:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 41665 at http://kunc.org Women In Combat, And The Price They Pay Female Soldiers Face Tough Switch From Front Lines To Homefront http://kunc.org/post/female-soldiers-face-tough-switch-front-lines-homefront <em>In a series of reports this week, NPR's Quil Lawrence looks at some of the most pressing challenges facing America's nearly 2 million female veterans. Like men, they often need assistance in finding jobs, dealing with PTSD and reintegrating into their families. And all too often, women say their military experience included sexual harassment or sexual assault.</em><p>Alyssa Corcoran experienced combat on her first patrol in Afghanistan. Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:28:24 +0000 Quil Lawrence 41642 at http://kunc.org Female Soldiers Face Tough Switch From Front Lines To Homefront