070131-N-5169H-322 (January 31, 2007) -- Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) students perform Log PT during hell week at the Naval Special Warfare Center, where students participate in five and a half days of continuous Navy SEAL training, with only four hours of sleep. During hell week, the bell is ever present, even on the beach, should a student decide he no longer wishes to continue with the training. BUD/S students must endure 27 weeks of intense training in order to graduate from the program, followed by six months of SEAL Qualification Training (SQT) before they can wear the trident of a U.S. Navy SEAL.
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A Year In, SEALs Still Haven’t Seen Any Female Applicants
It’s been a little over 12 months since the Department of Defense said women could apply for special operations training programs.
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Female Infantry Marines Will Train, Fight, And Sleep Alongside Their Male Counterparts
The first female infantry Marines have been received by their unit. Now it’s back to business as usual.
Defense Secretary-designate James Mattis listens to questions from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., about his views on women and gays serving in the military, during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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LGBT Advocates Liked What They Heard From Mattis
Gen. James Mattis' stance has evolved since 2014.
Maria Daume, was born in a Russian prison and brought to Long Island, N.Y., at the age of 4 when she and her twin brother were adopted.
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She Was Born In A Russian Prison And Became A US Marine. The Infantry Is Next
Maria Daume was born in a prison in Siberia, Russia, and now she’s a United States Marine headed to the School of Infantry.
U.S. Army Reserve Maj. Lisa Jaster, center, became the third woman to graduate from the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger School, Oct. 16, 2015, in Fort Benning, Ga. Jaster, 37, joins just two other women, Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, left, and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, right, in gaining the coveted Ranger tab.
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10 Rules To Help Women Entering Combat Arms Succeed
The advice is garnered from the experience of women who have served in combat units in the U.S. as well as some foreign militaries.
An U.S. Army cultural support team member with the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force scans the terrain while sitting in the back of a Humvee in Sarobi district, Afghanistan, Dec. 6, 2013.
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An Infantry Master Sgt On Why Leaders Need To Embrace Gender Integration
A 26-year infantry NCO argues that military leaders at every echelon need to lead the way in terms of accepting and embracing this directive.
Sgt. Margarita B. Valenzuela, rifleman with 1st Platoon, Company A, Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, engages targets with the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a three-day field exercise at the Verona Loop training area, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Dec. 3, 2014.
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Marine Corps Says It Will Review Women-In-Combat Integration If Requested By Trump
The incoming Trump administration increases the chances that the decision on women in combat jobs will be reviewed and possibly changed.
A Marine fires the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle during a zeroing exercise at Range 106, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Feb. 24, 2015.
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The Trump Administration Shouldn’t Touch New Women-In-Combat Rules
There are already rumors that President-Elect Trump could roll back policies that opened combat jobs to women. But he should take this opportunity to empower servicewomen and veterans, not marginalize them.
Shoot training for hunter squad at the Norwegian Army Special Operation Command
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‘Hunter Troop’ Is The World’s First All-Female Special Operations Unit
In 2014, Norway created the world’s first all-female special operations unit — out of necessity.
Graduates from 11 Bravo infantry training at Camp Guernsey hold up their blue cords at the end of the ceremony.
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National Guard NCO Becomes Army’s First Female Enlisted Infantry Soldier
Sgt. Shelby Atkins, a former construction engineer, will soon be assigned to a Wyoming-based infantry unit.
Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson, the incoming commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, salutes during her arrival at the change of command ceremony, at Peterson Air Force Base, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, May 13, 2016.
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Meet The Highest Ranking Female General In US History
Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, in taking charge of U.S. Northern Command, seizes a higher billet than any woman who has ever worn the uniform.
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The First Woman To Graduate Ranger School Is About To Join The Infantry
One of the first women to earn a Ranger Tab has made history again, becoming the U.S. military’s first infantry officer.
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Marine Applying For Combat Arms Slams Her Critics Like A True Grunt
This prospective Marine Corps artillery woman already walks the walk, and talks the talk.
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Is This America’s First Infantrywoman?
Tammy Barnett may have just become the U.S. Army’s first infantrywoman.