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Military plans for female SEALs, Army Rangers

Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines. Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later.

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These awesome women just Mulaned the shit out of the Army Rangers

For anyone who doesn’t know yet these two kickass women (Shaye Haver and Kristen Griest) just graduated from Army Ranger school which makes them the very first women ever. Needless to say it has created a shit storm amongst the sexist assholes that loiter around the internet and the whole thing has played out like this:

Haters be like:

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To which the official US Army Fort Benning Facebook responds like this:

That’s right:

Here’s another hater: 

And the awesome response: 

Haha you tell em Fort Benning:

Meanwhile these women are just like:

While the rest of us are like:
History made: Army Ranger School to graduate its first female students ever
The women will graduate alongside male service members Friday in a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga.

“Two female soldiers will graduate from the Army’s grueling Ranger School on Friday, becoming the first women to ever complete what is considered one of the U.S. military’s most difficult and premier courses to develop elite fighters and leaders, a senior Army official said.

The accomplishment marks a major breakthrough for women in the armed services at a time when each of the military branches is required to examine how to integrate women into jobs like infantryman in which they have never been allowed to serve. But even as the two new female graduates will be the first women allowed to wear the prestigious Ranger Tab on their uniforms, they still are not allowed to try out for the elite 75th Ranger Regiment, a Special Operations force that remains closed to women and has its own separate, exhausting requirements and training. [One step forward, one step …. - PF]

The women will receive the Ranger Tab alongside dozens of male service members in a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., the home of Ranger School’s headquarters, a senior Army official said Monday night. The official spoke on condition of anonymity while the Army finalized a news release.

The event is expected to draw not only family and friends, but hundreds of well-wishers and media from across the country. The female graduates are expected to speak to the media for the first time Thursday alongside instructors and other soldiers at Ranger School.

The women have not been identified by the Army, but both are officers and graduates of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., Army officials said. The female graduates started Ranger School on April 20 alongside 380 men and 17 other female soldiers in the first class to ever include women. The female soldiers were allowed into Ranger School as part of the Army’s ongoing assessment of how to better integrate women.”

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Congratulations to these “unknown soldiers”! Well, unknown until Thursday anyway when the women are expected to speak to the media.


Two women have become Army Rangers for the first time in U.S. history 

Two women, who are yet to be identified, successfully completed Army Ranger School on Monday and will graduate from West Point on Friday as the first-ever female members of the Army’s elite force. Of the 19 women and 381 men who began the rigorous, 62-day training course only these two women and 94 men will graduate. Just how tough is Ranger school? Pretty damn tough.

First women set to graduate from US Army's Ranger Training School

Two female soldiers are set to graduate Friday from the prestigious Army Ranger training camp – the first in history to make it through the grueling course, officials said.

“Ranger School is the Army’s premier combat leadership course, teaching Ranger students how to overcome fatigue, hunger, and stress to lead Soldiers during small unit combat operations,” read a statement from the military announcing the women’s successful completion of the course.

The 62-day course “pushes Ranger students to their mental and physical limits by forcing them to operate on minimal food and sleep,” the statement says.

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Though they will have earned the prestigious Ranger Tab for having completed the course, the two women will not be eligible to try out to serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment as women are not yet allowed to serve in that special operations combat unit.

That could change early next year when Defense Secretary Ash Carter will decide whether to allow women to be eligible to serve in all combat units.

The two women were among 19 women who initially began the months-long course as part of the Army’s ongoing assessment of integrating women into all combat units.