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Black Union Soldier Finally Honored Almost 100 Years After Death

Associated Press A runaway slave who joined the Union Army during the Civil War and lost a leg after being wounded in battle finally received recognition Sunday, nearly 100 years after he died in Nevada. Nevada historians say they decided … Continue reading

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The Pentagon’s Transgender Problem

By Adam Klasfeld and Brett Brownell Ever since she was a boy growing up in small-town Pennsylvania, Zoey Gearhart had “tendencies that were odd.” Raised as Robert Gearhart, she would identify with female characters in books and on TV, in video games and … Continue reading

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Congress to Pentagon: Save the Troops From Predatory Lenders

By Erika Eichelberger Six years ago, a major Pentagon investigation revealed that shady lenders were taking advantage of active-duty military by roping them into high-risk loans with astronomical interest rates. The Military Lending Act (MLA), which Congress passed in 2007, … Continue reading

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Are Immigrants Flooding the Military for U.S. Citizenship?

Interesting aspect of the immigration issue. A path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to the United States is a subject that needs to be resolved sooner rather than later. Are Immigrants Flooding the Military for U.S. Citizenship? – COLORLINES.

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U.S. Wars Leave 225,000 Dead, Cost $4.4 Trillion

After the extended holiday; this may help put in perspective the meaning of Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veteran’s Day. Thank you for your service. U.S. Wars Leave 225,000 Dead, Cost $4.4 Trillion: Study – Defense News.

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Mission Helo Was Secret Stealth Black Hawk

Interesting article on the helicopter that hard landed and was blown up by Navy SEALs during the operation that eliminated OBL. Mission Helo Was Secret Stealth Black Hawk – Defense News.

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Skynet goes operational over Libya…

Excellent article from David Rothkopf. Skynet goes operational over Libya… | David Rothkopf.

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At Fort Lee, Bingham becomes first female commandant of the Quartermaster School

Congratulations to Col. Gwen Bingham (soon to be Brigadier Gen. Bingham) on her historic accomplishment. At Fort Lee, Bingham becomes first female commandant of the Quartermaster School | Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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U.S. Coast Guard appoints first black female helicopter pilot

Congratulations to Lt. La’Shanda Holmes! This has been a historic year in the U.S. Coast Guard for african americans. In May, Vice Admiral Manson K. Brown became Commander of Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Force West. Remember, we live history … Continue reading

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Marines Storm Ship Seized By Pirates

Breaking news!! This is a major and growing problem. We must engage other nations to discuss and resolve the issue of Somalian piracy. The lawlessness must end.   Marines Storm Ship Seized By Pirates : The Two-Way : NPR.

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