The Navy says it has its first female candidates for two elite special operations jobs previously closed to women.
One woman is in the pipeline to be a SEAL officer, and another is on the path to becoming a special warfare combatant crewman. The Navy declined to identify the candidates, citing security considerations.
Donald Trump is banning transgender people because their existence is too expensive, meanwhile the US spends more for the military than the next 7 countries combined. We can afford to spend $610,000,000,000 on the military, but can’t afford to have trans people serving in it?
Thank you for your service, transgender military members and veterans
President Truman issued Executive Order 9981 on July 26th, 1948 to desegregate the military.
President Obama lifted the ban on gay/lesbian service members in 2012 and lifted the ban on transgender people serving in the military in 2015.
Today, July 26th 2017, Trump took a giant step backwards and announced that the military will no longer accept transgender service members due to “the burden of tremendous medical costs and disruption.” There are an estimated 7-15 thousand transgender services members actively risking their lives to protect our rights, our freedom. Trump just disrespected all of us. He is denying us our rights. He needs to be resisted.
Let’s stand together against this harmful policy.
Remember you are valid and beautiful and deserve full human rights. I love you 💖💙 Love will win.
Prince William , Duke of Cambridge and Catherine , Duchess of Cambridge sharing a sweet moment at two , as they host a tea party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace to honour the children of those who have died serving in the armed forces in London , England 🎉 -May 13th 2017.
In honor of Memorial Day: Capt. Oliver Burgess Meredith, United States Army Air Force during World War II. Photo taken at US Army Headquarters in London, June 10th, 1943. This is a photo of Burgess before his assignment to the 8th AF. Notice his Aviation Cadet wings.
The only fan page solely dedicated to Burgess Meredith // Lovingly ran by his grandniece in attempt to keep his legacy alive.