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Deep-rooted racism, discrimination permeate US military

May. 27, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

For Stephanie Davis, who grew up with little, the military was a path to the American dream, a realm where everyone would receive equal treatment. She joined the service in 1988 after finishing high school in Thomasville, Georgia, a small town said to be named for a soldier who fought in the...

Over a dozen JBLM families sue over housing conditions

May. 22, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Fifteen military families have filed a lawsuit against a private company that manages housing at Joint Base Lewis-McChord over living conditions they say caused property damage and health problems. The 51 plaintiffs filed the lawsuit earlier this...

VMI gets 1st female commander of Corps of Cadets

May. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute is getting its first female commander of the Corps of Cadets. Cadet Kasey Meredith took on the role at a change of command parade on Friday. She is the first female regimental commander in VMI’s 182-year history. ...

US restores transgender health protections denied by Trump

May. 10, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care, the Biden administration declared Monday, reversing a Trump-era policy that narrowed rights at the intersection of changing social mores and sensitive medical...

Augusta leaders unsure about local antidiscrimination law

May. 02, 2021 12:22 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Local leaders are expressing uncertainty about whether Augusta-Richmond County should adopt an ordinance that would penalize businesses for discriminating against people. News outlets report commissioners questioned Thursday whether the ordinance...

Australia reverses decision to withhold medals from veterans

Apr. 19, 2021 05:04 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s government on Monday reversed a decision to strip soldiers of unit citations due to war crime allegations in Afghanistan and announced an inquiry into suicides among veterans and serving members of the military. Australian...

Eden Veterans Refuge to offer military women a hand up

Apr. 17, 2021 09:14 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — There is very little support in Delaware — as well as most other states — for female veterans and their families once they leave their military careers behind. Pastor Tyshee Jackson and her husband, Bishop Jared Jackson of Eden International...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

Apr. 15, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The agency that determines...

Alaska denied benefits to gay couples despite court rulings

Apr. 15, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wrongly denied some same-sex spouses benefits for years by claiming their unions were not recognized even after courts struck down gay marriage bans, court documents obtained by The Associated Press show. The agency that determines...

Jill Biden shines fresh spotlight on military family program

Apr. 07, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden on Wednesday delivered on her promise to prioritize the struggles of military families by reviving a decade-old initiative that challenged Americans to do something as simple as mow the lawn or drop off a meal for a family with a loved one in the armed forces. ...