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2017's Top Military Stories: Trump Tries To Ban Transgender Military Personnel, Healthcare For Veterans, Ship Collisions

The USS John S. McCain, shown docked in Singapore on Aug. 22, was damaged after colliding with an oil tanker. Two top U.S. Navy officers were dismissed Tuesday as the 7th Fleet continues its investigation into the crash.
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The USS John S. McCain, shown docked in Singapore on Aug. 22, was damaged after colliding with an oil tanker. Two top U.S. Navy officers were dismissed Tuesday as the 7th Fleet continues its investigation into the crash.
2017's Top Military Stories: Trump Tries To Ban Transgender Military Personnel, Healthcare For Veterans, Ship Collisions
2017's Top Military Stories: Trump's Attempt To Ban Transgender Military Personnel, Healthcare For Veterans, Ship Collisions GUEST:Steve Walsh, military reporter, KPBS News

From President Trump's Twitter announcement on transgender military personnel to the loss of sailors in two accidents in the Pacific, 2017 has been an unpredictable year for the U.S. military.

KPBS reporter Steve Walsh has covered those events and more.

He joins KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the top stories on the military beat in 2017 and how they will continue to impact the military in 2018.