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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy Comes to an End for the Military [VIDEO]

The policy known as “don’t ask, don’t tell,” which has been in place since the Clinton administration, became a thing of the past at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday when the United States became one of more than 40 countries worldwide allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the armed forces.

“They will no longer have to lie in order to help protect us,” said Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin in a statement. “The end of ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is an important victory not just for equality, but integrity.”

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Troops First Initiative Puts Words Into Action

Troops First is more than just a slogan.  The initiative, spearheaded by the Pride in The Falls campaign that the Chamber of Commerce, was designed to encourage citizens to show their gratitude to our men and women in uniform by allowing them to advance to the front of the line, whether it be at a restaurant, the supermarket, etc...

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U.S. Military Airstrike Kills Insurgents That Shot Down U.S. Helicopter

Recently, we posted the story of 25 special forces members and 5 other miliary members being shot down and killed while flying in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter...

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30 American Troops Killed in Afghanistan After Taliban Attack On Helicopter

Taliban insurgents shot down an American military helicopter in Afghanistan Saturday, killing 30 American troops and 7 Afghan commandos, multiple news outlets are reporting

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President Obama Ends Ban on Gays in the Military

On Friday, President Obama joined Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Adm. Mike Mullen in formally signing a document certifying that military readiness would not be hurt by allowing gays in the military. The notice will now be sent to Congress.

The action officially repeals the 17-year-old “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy enacted during the Clinton Administration and begins the 60-day waiting period that will lead to a full lift of the ban.

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Dead Soldier Leaves Money to Send Friends to Las Vegas

Everyone needs a friend like David Hart.

The British soldier who was killed by a Taliban bomb last year left more than $160,000 in his will so his friends could go to Las Vegas.

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BREREAKING NEWS: Osama Bin Laden is dead; Navy seals raided compound inside Pakistan

U.S. Navy seals invade plush compound where Bin Laden was living.  Initial reports indicate three others were killed in the raid, including a woman who was reportedly used as a human shield...

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The Military Mission In Libya – President’s Weekly Address [VIDEO]

March 26, 2011
This week, in the President's Weekly Address, Obama says that thanks to our men and women in uniform, the military mission in Libya is succeeding even as responsibility is transferred to our NATO allies and partners.

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