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Women to participate for first time in Army Ranger course
Women to participate for first time in Army Ranger course

About 60 women will be allowed to take the next Army Ranger course assessment, giving female soldiers their first opportunity in the all-male area of special operations forces — even though they will not become members of the regiment and will not serve as Rangers in combat. Under current, still evolving military policy, only men can serve as part of the 75th Ranger Regiment — the special operations forces unit based at Ft. Benning, Ga. However, women who graduate from the course, set to begin in April, will be allowed to wear the vaunted tab of Army Ranger. "Secretary of the Army John McHugh approved the participation of both men and women in the spring 2015 Ranger...

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