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Army highlights female soldiers

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Army dedicated March to highlighting stories of female soldiers.

"These stories are inextricably woven into the essential fabric of the nation’s history and the history of the U.S. Army," an official said.

Adding, "This year, the Army acknowledges the accomplishments and contributions of pioneering women from the past and recognizes their impact on the force of today."

In just over two years, the Army has opened to women six previously closed military occupational specialties and over 55,000 positions across all Army components.

For the first time in history, the Army recently allowed female soldiers to attend the Army’s Ranger Course for the chance to earn the Ranger tab.

This is one of the many steps the Army is taking to integrate women into combat roles.

The Army is proud of today’s outstanding women who serve with distinction and are role models for future generations.

Their acts of leadership and courage have ensured equal access and opportunity to succeed in the Army, based on ability, talent and merit, rather than on gender.