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U.S. Military Celebrating Gay Pride Month, Honors Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Servicemembers

Maybe it’s all about who is the current commander-in-chief. Maybe it resonates more because of Caitlyn Jenner’s announcement this week. Maybe it’s just the new “normal” for the Department of Defense, but this month the DoD is making it very clear to the American public that the military supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month.

06/02/2015

Bearcat Medevac armored medical vehicle. (CBS)

San Leandro Police Assure Armored Vehicle Won’t Be Used Against Peaceful Protesters

The new federal ban on military style weapons to police stems from their use against demonstrators last year in Ferguson, Missouri. San Leandro police have assured their BearCat medevac vehicle will be no exception.

05/18/2015

A Stryker vehicle from the U.S. Army's Company A, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, returns to base camp at the Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington. (Photo by General Dynamics/Getty Images)

$4 Million In US Projects That Aim To Protect Sage Grouse Could Hurt Military

Federal officials have announced more than $4 million in projects in four states as part of a wildfire-fighting strategy but the efforts could hurt training operations at numerous U.S. military facilities in the West.

04/29/2015

(photo courtesy Operation Surf/ Amazing Surf Adventures)

Santa Cruz Surfing Program Connects Troubled Veterans, Saves Lives

A Santa Cruz surfing program connects wounded and troubled veterans, who may be suicidal or suffering from PTSD, to not only one another, but to nature’s gnarly waves.

04/22/2015

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Pentagon Says U.S. Couldn’t Thwart Major Cyber Attack, Recruiting Tech Experts From Silicon Valley

Pentagon officials say the Defense Department still doesn’t have the capabilities and resources needed to defend against a major cyberattack from another nation or other tech-savvy criminals.

04/14/2015

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Military Leaders Express Concerns Over Lifting Ban On Transgender People Serving In Armed Forces

U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say.

03/25/2015

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New Defense Secretary Wants To Let Transgender Americans Serve In US Military

President Obama is supporting a push by newly appointed Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to allow transgender people to serve in the U.S. military.

02/23/2015

Dianne Feinstein, Bob Schieffer

On ‘Face the Nation,’ Senators Feinstein, McCain Call For More U.S. Troops In Middle East

The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge to the president.

01/25/2015

The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. (U.S. Navy)

‘Drone Shark’ Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon, No Lasers On Its Head, But Fiction Definitely Becoming Fact

Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies wanted “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” but couldn’t get them, yet the real U.S. Navy now has drone sharks, and while the robots don’t have lasers, the “GhostSwimmer” UUV is a formidable weapon ripped right out of fiction.

12/16/2014

Iraq War veteran Mike Ergo showed off his tattoo as part of the "War Ink" project. (CBS)

Bay Area Project Helps Veterans Share War Stories Through Their Tattoos

As communities hold parades and lay wreaths this Veterans’ Day to honor men and women in uniform, some returning vets are taking off their shirts to reveal their war stories in the form of tattoos.

11/11/2014

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