(U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Paige Behringer)

To tackle the ever-present problem of sexual assault in the U.S. military, Fort Bragg is hosting an "escape room"-style event this week during which a soldier will be chained to a chair.

This seems ... ill-advised.

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Sen. Martha McSally. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Sarah Villegas/U.S. Navy

Martha McSally actively served 22 years in the Air Force, rising to the rank of colonel before she retired in 2010.

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John Shannon Simpson

John Shannon Simpson claimed he retired from the Marine Corps as a master sergeant after 20 years as an elite Recon Marine and drill instructor, and that his charitable organization was raising money to help recent Marine recruits and their families visit Disneyland.

In reality, Simpson never made it higher than an E-3 and was working as a basic disbursing clerk when he went AWOL for an entire year in the late 1990s, according to the Department of Justice — and most of the nearly half million he extracted from young Marines and their families over two years went straight into his pockets.

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The Army Human Resources Command cake-cutting ceremony. Photo courtesy of the command's official Facebook.

Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations — these are all places one might expect to find a ceremonial cake cutting.

Places you may not expect to find cake, but are going to find one anyway, now apparently include the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month kick-off event, because sure.

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Carlos Vieira

LAWRENCE — A prosecutor said an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, 10 magazines, 21 other firearms and "thousands of rounds of ammunition," were among items seized by investigators following the arrest of Lawrence, Massachusetts police officer Carlos Vieira on child rape charges this week.

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Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Russo. Courtesy Facebook.

A Marine staff noncommissioned officer has been disciplined after defending rap artist R. Kelly on Facebook by claiming that men are "biologically designed" to be attracted to underage girls.

Gunnery Sgt. Nicholas Russo received "appropriate administrative action" following a command investigation into his Jan. 10 Facebook comments, said Capt. Matthew Gregory, a spokesman for Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

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