File- In this May 31, 2006, file photo, U.S. Air Force Academy cadets prepare to toss their hats in the air to celebrate after their graduation as fighter jets fly over Falcon Stadium at the Air Force... more 
File- In this May 31, 2006, file photo, U.S. Air Force Academy cadets prepare to toss their hats in the air to celebrate after their graduation as fighter jets fly over Falcon Stadium at the Air Force Academy, Colorado. The nation's military leaders of tomorrow say they have less preoccupation with the sexual orientation of their colleagues than generations before them — and gay students are quietly reporting that a burden is being lifted that had weighed down those of same-sex orientation who went before them through the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By David Zalubowski, File
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