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Women's History Month Special Report
Secretary Announces All Military Occupations Open to Women
By CHIPS Magazine - March 31, 2016
"Women will now be able to contribute to our mission in ways they could not before. They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars, and lead infantry soldiers into combat. They'll be able to serve as Army Rangers and Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Marine Corps infantry, Air Force parajumpers and everything else that was previously open only to men. And even more importantly, our military will be better able to harness the skills and perspectives that talented women have to offer."
-- Defense Secretary Ash Carter, Dec. 3, 2015

Go to the Defense Department's Women's History Month Special Report to view the history of women serving in the U.S. military services: http://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/0316_womens-history

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class J. Camp writes on a screen during anti-submarine tactical air controller watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 11, 2016. The Navy first allowed women to serve on non-hospital ships in 1978. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Darby C. Dillon
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class J. Camp writes on a screen during anti-submarine tactical air controller watch aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely in the Gulf of Oman, Jan. 11, 2016. The Navy first allowed women to serve on non-hospital ships in 1978. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Darby C. Dillon

Army World War II veteran retired Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath receives a standing ovation at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 11, 2015. Women in the Army served in a variety of roles during WWII such as nurses, pilots, mechanics and administrative support staff. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley
Army World War II veteran retired Lt. Col. Luta C. McGrath receives a standing ovation at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Nov. 11, 2015. Women in the Army served in a variety of roles during WWII such as nurses, pilots, mechanics and administrative support staff. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley
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