Servicemembers

Servicemembers

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

Politics National
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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Trump’s Manic Tweet To Bar Transgender Servicepeople From The US Military Backfires

Joint Base Lewis-McChord/Sarah Toce
Top News National
Thirty-three psychiatrists wrote a letter to the “New York Times” on February 13 stating that Trump’s “grave emotional instability” showed he couldn’t safely govern the country. ...
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Gala to Honor Highest Ranking Openly LGBT Service Member in San Diego

Maj. Gen. Patricia Rose/U.S. Air Force photo/Jim Varhegyi
National
Maj. Gen. Patricia A. Rose, the highest ranking openly LGBT service member in the U.S. military, will be honored at the inaugural AMPA West Coast Gala. ...
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U.S. Navy to Name Ship After LGBT Rights Activist Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk
Politics National
Harvey Milk served on the submarine rescue ship USS Kittiwake and was honorably discharged as a lieutenant junior grade. ...
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Windsor, Obergefell to be Honored at the Nation’s Biggest LGBT Military Event of the Year

Windsor and Obergefell, plaintiffs in historic Supreme Court marriage equality cases, will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala for their role in securing critically important military and veterans benefits for LGBT military spouses and their families
National
Edie Windsor and Jim Obergefell will be honored at the 3rd Annual AMPA National Gala, presented by USAA. ...
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Women Now Eligible to Join Navy SEALS, Army Special Forces, Marine Corps

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announces his Women in Service Review during a press brief at the Pentagon, Dec. 3, 2015. DoD photo by Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Adrian Cadiz
National
Beginning January 2016, the U.S. Department of Defense will open "all military occupations and positions to women, without exception." ...
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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
Top News Politics
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

Top News Politics Health
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

Top News Health
The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel released its first findings. ...
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