Arrested for espionage in 2010, Chelsea Manning is finally being released after serving time in a male prison.
Capt. Hannah Winterbourne is being considered for a Millie, an award bestowed each year by U.K. paper The Sun.
His name means "dove" in Hebrew, but make no mistake: Lieutenant Shacher of the Israeli Defense Force is a warrior.
The move comes after years of work by LGBT activists.
"We've grown stronger as a military, and as a nation," says Fanning, "as we've worked to be more inclusive, and open up opportuntities to those who previously didn't have them."