Pentagon to Let Women Serve Closer to Front Lines
Friday, February 10, 2012
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Home Post Blog: The Department of Defense announced on Thursday new rules that will allow women in the United States military to serve closer to the front lines of combat. The new Pentagon rules will open an additional 14,325 military positions to female servicemembers.
The Armed Forces Press Service reports the changes announced today in essence strike down a 1994 policy that banned female servicemembers from working in positions near combat units – positions like tank mechanics and field artillery radar operators. (Read more)