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  1. Combat jobs open to womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Albany Times Union

    Photo dated 13 June 2003 a female US soldier manning a machine gun on a vehicle during clashes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on December 3, 2015, he is ordering the US military to open up all positions -- including combat roles -- to women.

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  2. Defense Department ends limits on women in combatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | The Island Packet

    ... spurred by the success in recent months of the first female graduates of the Army Rangers training course at Fort Benning, Ga. Carter made a point of noting that the three women - Capt. Kristen Griest, 1st Lt. Shaye Haver and Maj. Lisa Jaster - will ...

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  3. Columbus leaders react to Historic Westville moveRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | WALB-TV Albany

    ... going to re-image south Columbus," said Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson. The museum's new site will be near Fort Benning, and administrators hope to have it opened by 2018. Columbus already draws in visitors and locals to historical attractions, and ...

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  4. Should women be allowed in combat roles?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | The Indianapolis Star

    ... photos with other female West Point alumni after an Army Ranger school graduation ceremony Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. Haver and Griest became the first female graduates of the Army's rigorous Ranger School, putting a spotlight on the debate ...

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  5. Obama Praises 'Historic Step Forward' Of Allowing Women In All Combat RolesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Switched

    ... and U.S. Army Capt. Kristen Griest (right) after an Army Ranger School graduation ceremony on Oct. 16, 2015, in Fort Benning, G.A. Jaster, who is the first Army Reserve female to graduate the Army's Ranger School, joins Griest and Haver as the third ...

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  6. Female Ranger School graduates paved the way for combat decisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Ledger-Enquirer.com

    Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said from the Pentagon on Thursday that all combat jobs across the military will be open to qualified women beginning next year. That decision will impact U.S. installations such as Fort Benning, the home of the Infantry and Armor as well as the often-deployed 75th Ranger Regiment.

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  7. Pentagon Says Women Can Now Serve In Front-Line Ground Combat PositionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    ... for roles on the front lines. In August, two female soldiers graduated from the U.S. Army's Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga. Currently, women make up less than 10 percent of Marine Corps personnel. The announcement comes more than 20 years after ...

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  8. Pentagon chief to military: Open all combat jobs to womenRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2015 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... surrounded by other female West Point alumni after an Army Ranger School graduation ceremony Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, the third female candidate graduates. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives for a news ...

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  9. Carter telling US military to open all combat jobs to womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | KRQE Albuquerque

    U.S. Army Army 1st Lt. Shaye Haver speaks with reporters, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga., where she is scheduled to graduate Friday from the ArmyA's elite Ranger School.

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  10. Carter will tell military to open all combat jobs to womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | New York Daily News

    ... Kirsten Griest (c.) and fellow soldiers participate in combatives training during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Ga. Only the Marine Corps sought any exceptions in removing the long-held ban on allowing women to serve in dangerous combat jobs. ...

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  11. Pentagon opens all combat jobs to women says Defense Secretary: Heated debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... Griest and Haver, both alums of West Point, completed weeks of grueling training to receive their tabs at Fort Benning, Georgia. While Griest and Haver's graduation was touted as a victory for women wanting to serve in combat, sources at Fort ...

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  12. Defense chief says military will open combat jobs to womenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | Reuters

    Then U.S. Army First Lieutenant Kirsten Griest and fellow soldiers participate in combatives training during the Ranger Course on Fort Benning, Georgia, in this handout photograph taken on April 20, 2015 and obtained on August 20, 2015. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on 'U.S. Strategy for Syria and Iraq and its Implications for the Region' in Washington December 1, 2015.

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  13. Carter telling military to open all combat jobs to womenRead the original story

    Dec 3, 2015 | Star-Telegram.com

    ... surrounded by other female West Point alumni after an Army Ranger School graduation ceremony Aug. 21, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga. On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, the third female candidate graduates. Defense Secretary Ash Carter will order the military to ...

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  14. Defense Secretary Wants Military To Open All Combat Jobs To WomenRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | CBS Local

    ... Haver look on during the graduation ceremony of the United States Army's Ranger School on August 21, 2015 at Fort Benning, Georgia . Griest and Haver are the first women ever to successfully complete the U.S. Army's Ranger School. (Photo by Jessica ...

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  15. Pentagon chief to announce how women's roles in the military will expandRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Army Maj. Lisa Jaster, center, embraces 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, left, and Capt. Kristen Griest, right, after a graduation ceremony at the Army's Ranger School on Oct. 16, 2015, at Fort Benning, Ga.

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  16. Fort Benning to mark anniversary of Battle of Ia DrangRead the original story

    Nov 23, 2015 | MarionCountyMessenger.com

    The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that the anniversary will include several educational and memorial events Monday and Tuesday on the base. The Battle of Ia Drang was fought Nov. 14-18, 1965.

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  17. Escaped Barbour Co. inmate turns self inRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2015 | WTVM

    ... arrested and taken to the hospital after stealing a beer truck and running himself over trying to elude police. FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - For the first time in 25 years, the School of the Americas Watch protest organizers are broadening their ...

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  18. 'Iron Men' get their monument in GeorgiaRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2015 | The Albany Herald

    Past and present merged Saturday at Georgia's Fort Benning. Les Hommes De Fer De Metz were honored with a memorial recalling a bloody November 71 years ago, when the 95th Infantry Division liberated a pocket of France.

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  19. 'School of Assassins': Protests Demand Closure of Notorious Training CampRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2015 | Common Dreams

    Thousands of activists and dozens of peace groups converged this weekend in Georgia to call for the closure of the School of Americas , a controversial training facility for Latin American soldiers, and the nearby Stewart Immigrant Detention Center. Hundreds protested outside SOA's gates in Fort Benning, calling it the "School of Assassins," while others marched through the town of Lumpkin to hold a vigil outside of Stewart's facilities.

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  20. Fort Benning to mark anniversary of Battle of Ia DrangRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 22, 2015 | SavannahNow

    Fort Benning will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first major battle of the Vietnam War next week with a series of educational and memorial events Monday and Tuesday on the base, base officials said. The Battle of Ia Drang was fought Nov. 14-18, 1965.

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