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The U.S. Army just made history, opening top position in Airborne Division to women | Rare
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The U.S. Army just made history, opening top position in Airborne Division to women | Rare

Demographics in the United States Army are set to shift in a significant way very soon.

Army Times reports that women will now be eligible for assignment at three more posts. The news comes after former Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced in 2015 that combat roles in each branch of the military would be open to women.

“[Women will] be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat,” Carter said in the 2015 announcement. “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.”

The three bases diversifying their assignments are:

-The 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky.
-The 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo.
-The 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas

Source: The U.S. Army just made history, opening top position in Airborne Division to women | Rare