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Service Members

Trump Quietly Starts Firing Service Members Living with HIV Just Before the Holidays

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The plaintiffs received notification just days before Thanksgiving, denying their discharge appeals despite compliance with fitness assessments and medical treatment, as well as strong support from commanding officers. ...
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Thirty-One Retired Military Officers Release Statement on Minority Troops Under Trump Presidency

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In response to potential Trump administration members’ comments this week targeting minority military members, a statement was released. ...
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Survey: Majority of Americans Back Up Open Transgender Military Service

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There are an estimated 15,500 transgender service members currently serving in silence. ...
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Legislation Introduced to Correct Records of Service Members Discharged Due to Sexual Orientation

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Since World War II, more than 100,000 Americans are estimated to have been discharged from the military because of their sexual orientation. ...
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Defense Secretary Urged to Re-Evaluate Trans Service

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Currently, there are laws that prevent an estimated 15,500 transgender service members in uniform from serving openly and honestly. ...
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Service and Sacrifice: Extremities of the Former Ban on LGBT Military Service Members

Col. Grethe Cammermeyer at Seattle City Hall/Photo: Steph Brusig, The Seattle Lesbian
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Col. Patsy Thompson rose through the ranks before DADT when “Homosexuality is incompatible with military service” was the long-standing policy. ...
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Senators Shaheen, Murray Introduce Contraceptive Coverage for Women in the Military

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The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers and Dependents Act would bring health care provided by the military in line with civilian populations. ...
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Suicide in the Military: New Study Points to Risk Factors

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The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel released its first findings. ...
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Married Same-Sex Couple Signs Up for Military Benefits

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After increasing pressure to follow U.S. Department of Defense guidelines, the Texas Military Forces Wednesday allowed Alicia Butler, the wife of 1st Lt. Judith Chedville, to register for federal military benefits at Camp Mabry. ...
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Murray Meets With Air Force Official Maj. Gen. Woodward

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U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) met with Air Force Major General Margaret H. Woodward to discuss the epidemic of sexual assault in our nation’s armed forces. ...
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