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Panetta To Lift Ban On Women In CombatThe 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 OverseasThe Pentagon says a 28-year-old sailor from Dallas has died of illness while on deployment in support of NATO forces in Afghanistan.
Dozens File Claims Of $750M For Fort Hood TragedyMore 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.
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.
Arlington Marine Killed In AfghanistanA 26-year-old North Texas Marine Corps reservist has been killed in action in Afghanistan.
Report: Women Should Be Allowed In Combat UnitsA military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with long-standing policies that ban women from serving in combat units.
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