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Pentagon Readying Plan To Lift Transgender BanPentagon leaders are finalizing plans aimed at lifting the ban on transgender individuals in the military, with the goal of formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press.
Defense Secretary To Lead Veterans Day CeremonyDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to join a Veterans Day ceremony at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.
Pentagon Chief Attending Arrival Of 4 War DeadDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Wednesday for the arrival of the remains of four U.S. soldiers killed Sunday in Afghanistan.