First women to graduate from US special forces Ranger School

Two American women will Friday become the first female soldiers to graduate from the elite and hugely demanding Ranger School which feeds the US special forces, the military said. Graduates of the Ranger School training program are some of the toughest and most physically fit soldiers in the US Army, and can go on into the 75th Ranger Regiment, an elite special operations force. The notoriously challenging Ranger School welcomed women for the first time this year, following President Barack Obama’s 2013 request that the Pentagon order all branches of the armed forces to open up ground combat roles to women by 2016.

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