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Women will attempt Army Special Forces training soon — but they’re not the first |The Washington Post

Women will attempt Army Special Forces training soon — but they’re not the first |The Washington Post

Two female Army officers have been selected to enter the training pipeline to join all-male Special Forces units, becoming the first soldiers to do so since Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter rescinded a ban that banned women from ground combat assignments.

The women are among 340 soldiers who were selected for Special Forces Assessment Selection, or SFAS, said Maj. Melody Faulkenberry, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, N.C. The news was first reported by The Washington Times.

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