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Women’s History Month: Honoring Women in Combat



by Staff Sgt. Lance Pounds

Women’s History Month, celebrated in March, highlights the important contributions of women to our nation, both historically and in today’s society.

Women like Deborah Sampson, the first American women to serve in combat, have played vital roles in our Army since the Revolutionary War. Sampson disguised herself as a man to enlist in the Continental Army.

In 2016, the Secretary of Defense opened all combat jobs to women. Today, women serve in every career field in the Army, and are critical members of the Army team.

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