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Photo: U.S. Army 1st Lt. Norma Drayton, a joint visitors bureau action officer for the 3rd Infantry Division, poses for a photo in front of the unit mascot at Kandahar Airfield, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, March 12, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Ashley Bell.

First Lt. Norma Drayton looks forward to the everyday life that many take for granted. Drayton, is one of many females currently serving a tour in Afghanistan.
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During the month of March we honor the accomplishments women have made throughout our history, especially for women in the military.
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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shake hands after signing a memo to lift the ban on women from serving in military combat roles as they address reporters at the Pentagon, Jan. 24, 2013. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, addresses misperceptions about the decision to rescind the direct combat rule for women.
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Today the Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in collaboration with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff made a major announcement about women’s roles within the Department of Defense.
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