Expressing relief about the impending release on Twitter Tuesday, Manning said: "Freedom was only a dream, and hard to imagine".
Manning said she would be "forever grateful" to all those who had supported her and President Obama, and now hoped to make "life better for others".
Obama granted Manning clemency in January, saying she had taken responsibility for her crime and her sentence was disproportionate to those received by other leakers.
Manning had served seven years of a 35-year stretch when outgoing president Barack Obama commuted her sentence earlier this year.
Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified information to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks, will be released from prison this week. She will be released from Fort Leavenworth in Kansas on May 17.
"For the first time, I can see a future for myself as Chelsea".
Manning's release would close out a almost decade-long saga surrounding her decision to record State Department communiques and battlefield "significant acts" reports from her classified SIPRNET computer terminal in Iraq and send them to Wikileaks, a then-little-known hacktivist site that published the leaks in 2010, to much media fanfare, as the "Iraq War Logs" and "Afghan War Diary".
Praised as a fearless whistleblower by supporters and derided as a traitor by critics, Manning - born as Bradley Manning in 1987 - came in for scrutiny not only for her treatment of classified material, but also her life choices. "I can imagine surviving and living as the person who I am and can finally be in the outside world", Manning wrote. After being punished with solitary confinement for the first suicide attempt, Manning tried to commit suicide again in October.
Her attorneys said Manning was subjected to violence in prison and argued the military mistreated her by requiring her to serve her sentence in an all-male prison, restricting her physical and mental health care, and not allowing her to wear a feminine-style haircut.
Manning was convicted in 2013 and sentenced to 35 years behind bars - the longest ever imposed for a leak conviction. It has been far too long, too severe, too draconian.
An ACLU spokesperson told NBC News that a lawsuit against the DoD over gender transition-related medical care is now "on hold" and will likely be dropped after her release.
Gross domestic product grew at a sluggish 0.7 percent annual pace in the first quarter as consumer spending nearly stalled. The Fed raised rates by a quarter point in March and said it expected two more increases in 2017.
Volunteers are creating sandbags in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to prevent floodwaters from damaging homes in the area. Severe flooding on the Mississippi River convinced officials to close a bridge connecting southern IL and Missouri.
Getting a caffeine and carb fix in the AM is a necessity for most of us in order to be fully functioning and productive adults. Bagels, told to Fox News about the craft-coffee craze amongst young people (you and me) that inspired the caffeinated bagel.
The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.50 million shares, versus the average volume of 7.52 million shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its stake in shares of Hertz Global Holdings by 292.0% in the fourth quarter.
Star-gazing New Zealanders are set for a treat this weekend, with our country in ideal position to view a major meteor shower. If you're lucky and the light conditions are right, you should be able to spot up to 30 shooting stars in an hour.
But Khanna returned to cinema in the late 1980s, and courted success again with films such as Insaaf and Satyameva Jayate . Bollywood Superstar Vinod Khanna who is the favorite actor of millions of movie buffs, passed away this morning.
He has so far not given any specific reasons for removing Gordhan and replacing him with new Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba. Zuma argued he was exercising his powers in terms of section 91 (2) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
All but one of the killings took place in a predominantly Latino neighborhood between March and July of 2016. "Thank you. But police on Monday said they had tied Saucedo to nine killings in all - eight random victims and one man that he knew.
Per the NASCAR penalty report the No. 22 did not adhere to Section 20.14.3., Truck Trailing Arm Spacers/Pinion Angle Shims. Gordon, meanwhile, said a part was about 1/32 of an inch off during the post-race inspection.
Teen's plea for free Wendy's nuggets sets retweet record
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S&P, Nasdaq hit record highs as volatility drops
Last week's solid jobs report gave reassurance that the US economy is improving despite a weak showing at the start of the year. The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was up 11.72 points, or 0.19 percent, at 6,114.38, after hitting an all-time high of 6,116.47.
Wife of American detained in Pyongyang pleads for release
No further details were available about the circumstances related to the arrests of the two men associated with the college. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, perpetrated wicked blasphemy against our supreme dignity during an interview with NBC".
Valtteri Bottas wins Russian GP for first F1 victory
Beginning with Russia's first-ever F1 race in October 2014 the trophies of Sochi went to Team Mercedes' drivers only. Valtteri Bottas muscled past both the Ferrari drivers off the line in Sochi to take the lead of the race.
Spurs' Tony Parker out for season after leg injury
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Always Dreaming Wins 143rd Kentucky Derby
It was up for grabs in the final furlong with several horses still having a shot. "That's the problem with the auxiliary gate". Once he got in a comfortable position on the turn and we moved to the outside, he got into the bridle really really handsome .
Macron honors man killed by French far-right
The comment was a reference to Macron's time as economy minister under the unpopular Socialist President Francois Hollande. May Day protests took a violent turn in Paris on Monday, leaving both citizens and officers injured.