Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

Source: Trump announces ban on transgender people in U.S. military – The Washington Post

“After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow……

….Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming…..

….victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you

Historic USS Constitution, ‘Old Ironsides,’ Returns to Boston Waters After Two-Year Restoration – NBC News

The wooden ship was first launched in 1797 and earned its famous nickname while notching victories in the War of 1812.

The ship enters dry dock about every 20 years for below-the-waterline repairs. The most recent work included replacing 100 hull planks and installing 2,200 new copper sheets, 500 of which were signed by nearly 100,000 museum visitors, according to USS Constitution Museum President Anne Grimes Rand, who called the ship “a wonderful symbol for our democracy.”

Source: Historic USS Constitution, ‘Old Ironsides,’ Returns to Boston Waters After Two-Year Restoration – NBC News

On eve of deadline, Pentagon delays plan to allow transgender recruits by 6 months

The decision was made on the eve of a deadline set a year ago by then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter. The services can now delay processing transgender recruits until Jan. 1, following another review of accession plans and providing information about how doing so will affect the military and its lethality, Mattis said in a memo. Details about that review must be provided back to Mattis by Dec. 1.

Source: On eve of deadline, Pentagon delays plan to allow transgender recruits by 6 months