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Ranger School now open to all qualified female soldiers

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - The Army's elite Ranger School is now open to all qualified soldiers regardless of gender, according to Army Times.

The school was only open to men until April, when the Army ran a gender-integrated assessment of the course. There were 19 women who started the course on April. 20.

The first women to graduate from Ranger School were Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, and one female soldier from that original group of 19 is still working to earn the tab.

She advanced to the swamp phase last weekend, which is Ranger School’s final phase.

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