U.S. Military Milestones

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  • Military
  • Women in Combat, Military
  • Military, Desegregation of the Military
  • Women in the Military
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  • Sole Survivor Policy, Military

Times Are Changing

Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced Wednesday plans to open thousands of combat jobs to women serving in the U.S. military, a move that many are calling the final step in making the ranks all-inclusive for the first time. Keep reading for a look other historic policies that have shaped America’s armed forces. – Britt Middleton

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