The Most Read Stories This Week on Military.com -- June 8, 2018

Heath Phillips displays a photo of himself at age 17, shortly after joining the Navy. (Photo courtesy of Heath Phillips via Stars and Stripes)
Heath Phillips displays a photo of himself at age 17, shortly after joining the Navy. (Photo courtesy of Heath Phillips via Stars and Stripes)

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com.

 

In Rare Decision, Navy Upgrades Discharge for Sexual Assault Survivor

His assailants were relentless. Heath Phillips was 17 -- a fresh young sailor on his first Navy ship. There, a gang of six sailors zeroed in on their prey, raping, beating and sodomizing him repeatedly. He tried reporting them, but for 45 days, his superiors shrugged off his complaints and sent him back for more.

By Dianna Cahn, Stars and Stripes | Read more

 

Okinawa-Based Marine Collapses, Dies During Training Run

A teenage Marine died May 25 during a training run on Okinawa -- just one week after arriving at his new duty station.

By Caitlin Doornbos, Stars and Stripes | Read more

 

Fired Air Force Wing Commander Now Faces Sexual Assault Charges

A former U.S. Air Force wing commander fired from his post in December has been charged with sexual assault, maltreatment and cruelty, among other offenses.

By Oriana Pawlyk | Read more

 

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-- Sean Mclain Brown can be reached at sean.brown@military.com. Follow him on Twitter at @seanmclainbrown

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