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First Openly Transgender Recruit Joins US Military

The first openly transgender recruit has passed both the physical and medical exams and signed a contract to join the U.S. military, the Pentagon confirmed. "[The Pentagon] confirms that as of Feb. 23, 2018, there is one transgender individual under contract for service in the U.S. military," said Maj. David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman. The recruit was not immediately identified by gender or service. Such a contract was made possible after a federal judge ruled in...

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