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  • https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...ntryman-badge/

    Six of the Army’s first female airborne grunts hit another milestone in November, when they earned their Expert Infantryman Badges at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The women were among 287 successful soldiers out of 1,007 who began the testing on Nov. 14, 82nd Airborne Division spokesman Lt. Col. Joe Buccino told Army Times on Wednesday.


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    • The folly spreads...good thing the other "50" percent of the population is pouring into to fill the 'man-power' shortage...Yes, go on the front-lines to kill the enemy (or be killed) get minimal sleep, eat on occasion, & shower seldom. A great career opportunity! Hope you like it.

      https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...nfantry-armor/

      In the two years since the Army lifted its ban on women serving in infantry and armor jobs, more than 150 have joined formations on two of the service’s largest installations. Now, the Army is opening up three more posts for potential assignment.


      They are the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, and the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, an Army Forces Command spokesman confirmed to Army Times.

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      • Originally posted by haze99 View Post
        The folly spreads...good thing the other "50" percent of the population is pouring into to fill the 'man-power' shortage...Yes, go on the front-lines to kill the enemy (or be killed) get minimal sleep, eat on occasion, & shower seldom. A great career opportunity! Hope you like it.

        https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...nfantry-armor/

        In the two years since the Army lifted its https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2015/12/03/combat-jobs-the-moss-now-opening-to-women-in-the-army"]ban[/URL] on women serving in https://www.militarytimes.com/2015/12/03/all-combat-jobs-open-to-women-in-the-military"]infantry and armor jobs[/URL], more than 150 have joined formations on two of the service’s https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/05/19/18-women-graduate-from-the-army-s-first-gender-integrated-infantry-basic-training"]largest installations[/URL]. Now, the Army is opening up three more posts for potential assignment.


        They are the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, and the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, an Army Forces Command spokesman confirmed to Army Times.
        Over 150?! With or without addopted standaards? I'm sure those 150 are a world if difference of the US military.. Periods, births and logistical addoptations are probebly worth it.

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        • Originally posted by Jumper View Post

          Over 150?! With or without addopted standaards? I'm sure those 150 are a world if difference of the US military.. Periods, births and logistical addoptations are probebly worth it.
          https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/new...ium=Socialflow
          Two years after the Defense Department ordered the Marine Corps to open all combat arms career fields to women, less than 100 women have successfully entered those previously male-only jobs.


          A total of 92 women are operating in a multitude of combat billets across the Corps, from rifleman to armored reconnaissance to combat engineers.


          Yet only 11 enlisted women are serving today in the traditional “03” infantry career fields, Marine Corps officials said. No women have even attempted the Basic Reconnaissance Course or Amphibious Reconnaissance Course, and there are no female snipers, according to data provided by Manpower and Reserve Affairs.
          Of the women serving in combat billets, most of them are in less physically demanding roles such as light air defense and artillery, commonly referred to as a non-load bearing job field, according to data obtained by Marine Corps Times.



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          • You could do a million push ups, but if you can't swim really good no chance at anything recon related. Not saying that is making a dent on women attempting recon, but just some general knowledge.

            03XX implies a tough life and puts some serious grind on the body. Women are generally physically smaller than men, really tough to thrive in that lifestyle so no surprise at the few 03XX women. Hell I'm only 27 years old and have been out of the service for not even six years and I'm already having to see chiropractors and physical therapists due to neck and back issues. I can tell you I didn't have those issues before I enlisted.

            At the end of the day women in the infantry was just a political move. Waste of money doing "research" too.

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            • 1. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/y..._source=clavis

              New mothers who have given birth on or after March 6 will not have to deploy for a full year under new Air Force rules.

              The Post-Pregnancy Deployment Deferment is being expanded from the previous six months. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced the expansion of the deployment from the previous six months in a March 4 address outlining several initiatives to increase the service's diversity. (diversity!?) What on earth does that have to do with national defense? If Airmen X is now out of the deployment cycle due to child-birth, guess whose going in her place...you!


              Since the USA is throwing away trillions of dollars on useless programs, illegal aliens (non-citizens) and overseas nation building, why stop now.

              2. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/y...female-pilots/

              It’s been 25 years since female pilots were allowed in combat roles in the Air Force, but it’s taking a little longer for their equipment to catch up.

              “What we’re finding is that women have been flying for years wearing gear that’s been designed for men,” Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein told Air Force Times during a March 8 editorial board meeting at the Pentagon.

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              • And since people seem to think being a front-line soldier is the same as working as an accountant in an office or putting widgets together on a factory assembly line, etc, We come to this point.

                1. https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-...tandards-near/

                For as long as there has been an Army Physical Fitness Test, experts both inside and outside of the Army have known that the three events therein did not really measure how a soldier would perform in the Army’s most essential environment: combat. H'17: true, however the physiology of men and women has not changed, so to believe otherwise is foolishness. What 'matrix' are you going to produce that both sexes can be compared as 'equal' to in accomplishing various tasks?

                But it was easy to train for and easy to administer, so it endured, despite protestations that push-ups and sit-ups measure the same thing, muscular endurance, and not strength, agility or any other domain of fitness.

                2. https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/y...tacp-training/

                The sixth female airman to try to become a tactical air control party airman has dropped out, the Air Force said last week. Air Education and Training Command spokeswoman 1st Lt. Geneva Croxton said that the unidentified airman “self-eliminated” and is no longer in the pipeline.


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