First female artillery mechanics
Photo Credit: T. Anthony Bell
Artillery mechanics Pfc. Angelika Jansen and Pfc. Jessica Jones select tools to perform maintenance on Paladin M109 self-propelled howitzer at Vincent Hall on Fort Lee, Va., July 3, 2013. They are among the first women to join the ranks of male Soldiers in six field artillery and ordnance military occupational specialties chosen by the Army as an exception to the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule that prohibited women from serving in certain combat units.
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