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Female service members have changed the role of the warfighter over the past 66 years and there’s no sign they plan to slow down as they look to the future.
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Photo: U.S. Army Capt. Carla L. Bender, a human resources officer assigned to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security during a battle drill on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Afghanistan, Sept. 3, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller/Released)

Army’s intendeds to open 33,000 positions to women by April 2014 that were previously closed to them.
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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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Female soldiers assigned to the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion conduct pre-mobilization training Aug. 10, 2012. The battalion deployed to Afghanistan in October 2012. (New York Army National Guard Courtesy photo)

Women will be able to fill 350 positions in the New York Army National Guard’s four combat battalions.
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By Megan Locke Simpson, Fort Campbell Courier Cartoonist Bob Thaves once said, “Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, except backwards and in high heels.” This quote is applicable to the Army’s female soldiers of today, who now make up …
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