|Award of Excellence|
Mary Frances Calvert
"The Battle Within: Examining Rape in America’s Military"
TSgt Jennifer Norris was drugged and raped by her recruiter after joining the US Air Force when she was 21 years old. Nancy Parrish, President, Protect Our Defenders, comforts her as she breaks down after testifying before the sparsely attended House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, to discuss sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.