Armed Forces News

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who was convicted of releasing classified information in 2013 while serving as an intelligence analyst with the National Security Agency, is free. The soldier, who was known Brian Manning at the time, served seven years of a 35-year sentence at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., before walking to freedom on May 17. Manning, who admitted guilt last year, had her sentence commuted by President Obama shortly before he left office. She came out as transgender in February, and has been receiving treatment for gender dysphoria through the military health-care system.