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Topic - Alayne Conway
The United States formally ends a decades-old ban on open gays in the ranks on Tuesday, a historic day that the military services hope will pass as routinely as roll calls, marching and lights-out.
"We will actually be overseas attending a conference in Europe," she added.
Gen. Raymond Odierno, the Army chief of staff, "has not indicated he is doing anything special," said his spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Alayne Conway.