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President Obama Attends Memorial Service At Ft. Hood For Shooting Victims

Panetta To Lift Ban On Women In Combat

The U.S. Military is making one of the biggest policy changes in its history. CBS News learned Tuesday the Defense Department is lifting its ban on women serving in combat.


Dallas Sailor Dies While Deployed Overseas

The Pentagon says a 28-year-old sailor from Dallas has died of illness while on deployment in support of NATO forces in Afghanistan.


The main gate at the Fort Hood Army Base. (credit: Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Dozens File Claims Of $750M For Fort Hood Tragedy

More than 80 victims and family members in the worst-ever mass shooting at a U.S. military installation are seeking $750 million in compensation from the Army.


An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on display at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth. (credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Granger Gets Support For Lockheed’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project got a vote of confidence from the House Appropriations Committee. The vote on Capitol Hill reaffirms hundreds of jobs at Fort Worth’s Lockheed Martin plant.


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Arlington Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A 26-year-old North Texas Marine Corps reservist has been killed in action in Afghanistan.


Sergeant Sheena Adams (L), 25, Hospital, Lance Corporal Kristi Baker,21, (R) US Marines and Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley, 22, US Navy Sailor, work with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II. (credit: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

Report: Women Should Be Allowed In Combat Units

A military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with long-standing policies that ban women from serving in combat units.