The Loudmouth Project

The Realities of Women in the Military

In this episode Krista Palmer shares her dream of helping others by joining the Air Force with host Tom Luoma. Krista found great joy and satisfaction serving in security forces. Sadly, like an estimated 25% of her fellow female service members, Krista was sexually assaulted; and like so many, no one listened or did anything to help. As a female soldier, she deal with many issues, her male counterparts never even considered. As a result of the assault and a back injury, her military career ended after 6 years, and it took years and two suicide attempts before she found hope through a new passion.  WARNING: This episode discusses and describes an incident of sexual assault.

About the author, Jason

Jason is an Air Force and Army veteran. His goal is to inspire other veterans, their family and friends to share their stories. Working as a volunteer with Veteran Service Organizations has given him insight into some of the struggles facing the men and women who serve. Jason has been married for over 25 years and earned a degree in History with a focus on the U.S. Military.

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