Archive | Issues

RadioActive! July 26 – The Invisible War

On July 20, “The Invisible War” opened at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City. I had the privilege of introducing the film and participating in the Q&A with Geralyn. The following week, along with Chris Gedney, a retired Air Force Intelligence Officer, Breeze Hannaford, a clinical social work at the VA Hospital and Holly […]

Continue Reading

Female Vets Running for Congress: Into Double Digits

Hot off the press, a great article in Time Magazine’s Battleland Blog by retired Navy Capt. Darlene Iskra, PhD about Women Vets running for Congress. Turns out that there are 10 of us. For those who like to analyze data here is the breakdown of who is running: By service: 4 Army, 5 Air Force […]

Continue Reading

Women Veterans Running for Congress

I’m so honored to be featured in Time Magazine’s Battleland Blog along with 3 other amazing women veterans seeking to serve their country in public office. Women hold 70 of the 435 seats in the US Congress, just slightly more than 16%. A mere 17 women hold one of 100 seats in the US Senate. […]

Continue Reading

“Liz–Are you for Real?”

Recently invited to be a contributing writer on Time Magazine’s Battleland Blog, I was fortunate enough to be given a real juicy piece of steak to chew on for my first piece. This is a great opportunity to be a part of such a storied magazine. Watch this video of Liz Trotta of Fox News […]

Continue Reading

A Hidden Battlefield–Inside the Barracks

Forget the creepy guys in trench coats—the Penn State University and the Roman Catholic sex abuse scandals remind us that it’s harder than you might imagine identifying a rapist and sex offender within an institutional cathedral. Put that perpetrator in military uniform or clerical apparel and we want to deny it is even possible. Be […]

Continue Reading

Now that the gay thing is resolved, can we let soldiers be openly female in combat?

In March 2011, the Military Leadership Diversity Committee issued a report to President Obama and the 112th Congress recommending the elimination of the Combat Exclusion Policy. Retired Air Force Gen. Lester L. Lyles, commission chair, said the recommendation is one way the congressionally mandated body suggests the military can get more qualified women into its more-senior leadership ranks. “We know […]

Continue Reading

Unplugged and Disconnected: A Technology Holiday in the Wilderness

In 1869, Major John Wesley Powell set out on a remarkable westerly mission—to explore and study the unchartered waters and canyons of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Powell, a distinguished geologist, ethnologist, and one-armed Civil War veteran, began the journey with nine novice oarsmen and four wooden boats. As they entered what is now Canyonlands […]

Continue Reading

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It’s Done.

Today President Barack Obama signs into law the repeal measure of the ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military. In a historic vote on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010, the Senate repealed the 17 year-old Clinton-era policy known as ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ by a count of 65 to 31. This is a […]

Continue Reading