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To: HiTech RedNeck

They may be gay but they will never be happy

3 posted on 09/21/2011 3:05:01 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Thank you, Bob!)
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To: ari-freedom

Gay is the new Palestinian.

4 posted on 09/21/2011 3:08:09 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarahcuda in 2012. Nothing but Net!!!)
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To: ari-freedom

No GAY, just queer.

Their already bitchin about getting their pink camos.
Don’t know how smart it would be in a muslim warzone being blatant fag.

26 posted on 09/21/2011 4:04:28 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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NOTE The following text is a quote:

American Forces Press Service

Department Reminds Troops of Member-designated Benefits

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 – In their ongoing review of military benefits in connection with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Defense Department officials have now identified a total of 14 benefits where members may designate beneficiaries of their choosing, regardless of sexual orientation.
“We listed eight member-designated benefits in our original Quick Reference Guide, released Sept. 20. We’ve now validated an additional six,” said Defense Department spokeswoman Eileen Lainez. “While these are not ‘new,’ now that we’ve confirmed these additional benefits, we’re updating the Quick Reference Guide to ensure all are aware of their beneficiary options.”
The 14 benefits identified for members to designate whomever they wish as beneficiaries are:

— Service Members Group Life Insurance beneficiary;
— Post Vietnam-era Veterans Assistance Program beneficiary;
— All-volunteer Force Educational Assistance Program – Active Duty Death Benefit beneficiary;
— Death Gratuity beneficiary;
— Final Settlement of Accounts;
— Wounded Warrior Designated Caregiver;
— Thrift Savings Plan beneficiary;
— Survivor Benefit for retirees;
— Casualty Notification;
— Escorts for Dependents of Deceased or Missing;
— Designation of Persons Having Interest in Status of a Missing Member;
— Veterans’ Group Life Insurance beneficiary;
— Person Eligible to Receive Effects of Deceased Persons; and
— Travel and Transportation Allowance: attendance at Yellow Ribbon
Reintegration events.

Eligibility for a number of other benefits is restricted by applicable statutes, including the Defense of Marriage Act.

Finally, in connection with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Lainez said, “the Defense Department is engaged in a careful and deliberate review of the possibility of revising the eligibility for additional benefits, if legally permitted.” Service members are encouraged to contact their personnel offices for more information.

Related Sites:
Quick Reference Guide
Special Report: ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ is Repealed

44 posted on 10/29/2011 1:59:24 AM PDT by Cindy
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