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Mary Frances Calvert
"The Battle Within: Examining Rape in America’s Military"
Paula Coughlin-Puopolo, of "Protect Our Defenders" and a former US Navy helicopter pilot and the "Tailhook" whistleblower, listens to the testimony of General Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of USAF, and General Edward A. Rice, Jr., Commander, USAF. Air Education and Training Command, at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill to discuss sexual misconduct by basic training instructors at Lackland Air Force Base.