Tag Archives: Women in Combat

Photo: Students assigned to Infantry Training Battalion practice basic marksmanship techniques on Camp Geiger, N.C., Sept. 26, 2013. The students are part of the first ITB company to include female Marines as part of ongoing research into opening combat-related job fields to women. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Tyler L. Main/Released)

Fifteen female Marines are making history on Camp Gieger, N.C., as the first women to ever attend Marine Corps infantry training.
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From the American Revolutionary War to the present recent overseas contingency operations, women have served a vital role in the U.S. military.
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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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