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Veterans' Day: Remembering Charlie Frost

Veterans' Day: Remembering Charlie Frost
Radcliff, Kentucky — A local man who survived the Tiger Death March as a POW in the Korean War died Sunday, January 24, 2010. Charles Frost Jr. often arrived at local veterans events in a 1942 Army Jeep. He also would wear his old uniform, which he will be buried in. He was 77.
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TX National Guard to Allow Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

TX National Guard to Allow Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
The Texas National Guard will immediately begin letting same-sex couples register for benefits after the Defense Department approved a new procedure for enrolling National Guard members and their dependents for benefits.
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Casual Encounters: Soldiers in Afghanistan Using Craigslist to Find Sex Partners

Casual Encounters: Soldiers in Afghanistan Using Craigslist to Find Sex Partners
According to the MarineCorp Times, soldiers stations throughout Afghanistan are using a Craigslist site, "presumably left over from the U.S. war in Iraq," to find sexual partners on multiple major bases, including Kandahar Airfield, Bagram, Camp Leatherneck/Bastion, and Forward Operating Bases Ghazni and Salerno. Though Some ads specifically state taht the poster is looking for a female partner, the majority of users seem to be seeking sex with other men.
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Snowed In: The Army Has Restricted Access to 'The Guardian' Website

Snowed In: The Army Has Restricted Access to 'The Guardian' Website
When the Monterey County Herald first reported restricted access to The Guardian, the newspaper which broke the Edward Snowden NSA story, they thought it was limited to the Presidio of Monterey. It turns out the action was taken Armywide.
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Ft. Bragg Offers Full Membership to Lesbian Army Spouse

Ft. Bragg Offers Full Membership to Lesbian Army Spouse
The officers’ spouse club at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina has offered a full membership to Ashley Broadway, the lesbian spouse of a U.S. Army officer. The move ends a controversy running nearly two months that highlighted the unequal treatment of same-sex spouses in the military.
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Minnesota Lt. Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon Skydiving With Army Parachute Team

Today at the state Capitol, Lieutenant Governor Yvonne Prettner Solon joined the U.S. Army Parachute Team, nicknamed the "Golden Knights," in a tandem skydive exercise in St. Paul. In a show of support for the men and women who serve our nation in uniform, Lt. Governor Prettner Solon jumped from an altitude of 12,500 feet and fell at a rate of 120 miles per hour before making a safe landing on the lower mall of the Minnesota State Capitol grounds. Following the jump, Prettner Solon joined Governor Mark Dayton and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for a Community Covenant signing ceremony, collectively demonstrating their support for military service members and their families. Community Covenant is an initiative that began in 2008, inviting communities across America to show their support for military families in a time of war. The ceremony included a brief moment of silence for the 104 Minnesotans who have given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003.
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