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Next Army Ranger training class to include women

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - For the first time, the next class of aspiring Army Rangers at Fort Benning will include women.

The Columbus Ledger-Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1yqsIOD ) reports about 60 women will enroll in the training class starting April 20.

Army Secretary John McHugh decided last week to allow women into the grueling nine-week course that prepares soldiers in small-unit tactics.

Female soldiers who complete the course will earn their Ranger qualifications, but they will not be able to join the Ranger regiment.

Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com

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