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Women Expected to Graduate from Ranger School


"U.S. Army Soldiers conduct Airborne and Air Assault Operations during the Ranger Course at Camp Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, Fl., August 06, 2015. Soldiers attend the Ranger Course to learn additional leadership and small unit technical and tactical skills in a physically and mentally demanding, combat simulated environment, (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Ebony Banks/ Released)"

My colleague Matthew Cox is out with this news at

"Two female officers are expected to make history on Friday by becoming the first women to graduate from the traditionally all-male U.S. Army Ranger School.

The West Point graduates, who have not been identified, are in their final days of the grueling two-month leadership training program. Two separate sources told that they will receive the highly coveted Ranger tab on Friday -- barring any unforeseen circumstances.

The service has already sent out invitations to more than 30 media outlets, including, to attend the ceremony. The female candidates and their male Ranger buddies plan to sit down for interviews the day before the event."

I'm pleased to report that Matt is among the reporters who will be traveling to Fort Benning this week to cover the potentially historic event. Feel free to post some questions you'd like him to ask the female candidates and their Ranger buddies. Show Full Article

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