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    African American Soldiers and World War II

    During World War II, over one million African Americans served in the armed forces. Washington Post writer DeNeen Brown and education consultant Lynn Williams discussed the challenges these soldiers…

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    President Biden Tours African Americans in Service Corridor at Pentagon

    President Biden, Vice President Harris, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin received a tour of the African Americans in Service Corridor at the Pentagon.

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    African Americans in the Military

    In an event hosted by The HistoryMakers, retired U.S. Army General Vincent Brooks discussed the history of African American service in the military and some of the challenges they still…

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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on a new Pentagon policy regarding transgender troops, which went into effect yesterday. After April 12, 2019, no one with gender…

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    Desegregation of the U.S. Military

    Rawn James, author of The Double V: How Wars, Protest, and Harry Truman Desegregated America’s Military, and retired colonel Norma Jean Bradford discussed President Harry Truman’s executive…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Dana White fielded questions from reporters on a range of military issues, including the war in Syria and the fate of DACA recipients serving in the Armed Forces.

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    Matt Thorn on the Pentagon's Policy on Transgender Troops

    Matt Thornt talked about the Pentagon’s policy on transgender troops.

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Spokesperson Dana White said that Defense Secretary James Mattis will present his recommendation for transgender people serving in the military, but she declined to provide any specifics.

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    Secretary Ashton Carter on Defense Department Transgender Policy

    Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced the U.S. military would allow transgender members to serve openly in all positions, including front-line ones involving combat. Additionally, Secretary…

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    Anti-LGBT Discrimination Amendment Vote

    Cristina Marcos talked by video from Capitol Hill about Representative Sean Patrick Maloney’s (D-NY) amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. During the…

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    Women in Combat, Panel on Standards

    Panelists discussed the different approaches military organizations had taken to setting and validating gender-neutral occupational standards for combat. “Getting Standards Right” was part of the…

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    Twenty-four Army veterans were awarded the Medal of Honor in recognition of their valor during major combat operations in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The recipients were…

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    Legal Issues in the Military

    Lieutenant General Dana Chipman spoke about a number of legal issues facing the military, including sexual assault, same-sex marriage, religious freedom, and women in combat. Topics included the origins of…

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    Presidential Bill Signing

    President Obama made remarks and signed H.R. 3080, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 to fund infrastructure projects for U.S. ports and waterways. He also signed H.R.…

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    Department of Defense LGBT Pride Month Ceremony

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    Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work made the keynote remarks at a Pentagon ceremony for LGBT Pride Month. This section is remarks by Amanda Simpson, the first openly transgender woman…

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    Women in Vietnam: An Oral History

    Ron Steinman talked about his book Women in Vietnam: An Oral History, published by TV Books. The book tells the story of 16 women who served as nurses, USO performers, and soldiers in the…

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    Defense Department Briefing

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey spoke to reporters in the Pentagon briefing room. Secretary Hagel announced that President Obama was nominating…

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    The Lonely Soldier

    Helen Benedict talked about her book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq. The interview, part of Book TV’s college series, was recorded in the King’s College Room in…

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    Freedom to Serve Forum, Panel 2

    Panelists spoke about the expanding role of women in all branches of the armed forces, from the time of the American Revolution to the present. Judith Hicks Stiehm showed pictures as she gave an overview of the history…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on allowing women to serve in front-line combat in the military.

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