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Former Navy SEAL Honors Fallen Comrade With Touching Gesture

In one of the most poignant ways of honoring a fallen comrade we’ve ever seen, former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell recently went to a Newtown, CT, pub and offered to pay the owner enough money to buy a random person a pint of Guinness every hour for the entire day.

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Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? — Survey of the Day

Last week, the Pentagon decided open up thousands of near-the-front-line military jobs to female military personnel who were previously restricted from such roles.

Women are still banned from combat, although this move to put them closer to harm’s way has upset some, including Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who said that when women are too close to the front line “emotions” could lead to “compromised situations.” So what does the public think about the Pentagon’s measure?

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Employer Support Freedom Award

Time is running out to nominate employers for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to civilian employers of military employees

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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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Senator Tester Introduces Legislation Aiding Military’s Sexual Trauma Victims

Senator Jon Tester has introduced a bill making it easier for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder related to sexual trauma to receive VA benefits.

Under current rules, most veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress can receive VA health care benefits if they provide a diagnosis connected to their military service. 

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Freedom Pass For America’s Veterans.

Senator Jon Tester wants to give veterans free, lifetime access to America’s National parks. Tester introduced a bill  to create a “freedom pass” for all honorably discharged military veterans

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Military Mind Shares National Security Thoughts

Future energy production, economic recovery and national security. They're all connected, according to a military leader, speaking at the Capitol Wednesday. Retired navy vice admiral Dennis McGinn was invited by State Senator Ryan Zinke, of Whitefish, and Representative Mike Phillips, of Bozeman, to explain how those topics are related

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