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Press Release: Tailhook Whistleblower Starts Petition Demanding Congress Investigates Lackland Sexual Assault Scandal

Protect Our Defenders Press Release:

Washington DC – More than 20 years ago, 87 servicewomen were sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Navy, in what became known as the “Tailhook scandal.” Paula Coughlin-Puopolo was one of the 87. The former Naval Aviator reported the incident to senior officers, but they did nothing. So she went public. Today, Paula is going public again demanding the Chairman of House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Los Angeles County) hold a congressional hearing about the criminal scandal at Lackland Air Force Base…

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