Department of Defense opens ground combat roles to female servicemembers
A female Soldier with 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division escorts a woman and child to a medical station during a humanitarian aid mission, Baghdad, Iraq Oct. 16, 2009. Women have been unofficially serving beside men on the battlefield for some time. On Jan. 24, the Department of Defense announced women can officially participate in ground combat. (Graphic by Michelle Butzgy/Paraglide)
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