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New York Guard to begin moving women into combat battalions - United States Army (press release) #NewYork

New York Guard to begin moving women into combat battalions - United States Army (press release) #NewYork

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2013) -- Women will be able to fill officer and noncommissioned officer positions in the New York Army National Guard's four combat battalions under a proposal announced by the Department of Defense and the Army to change the policy excluding women from ground combat units. The change will involve the Headquarters Troop of the 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry, located at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; the Headquarters Companies of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, and the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery in New York City; and the Headquarters Company of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry, in Utica. The units are elements of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, or IBCT, headquartered in Syracuse, which just completed deploying 1,750 Soldiers to Kuwait and Afghanistan. The 27th IBCT is one of nine Army National Guard brigades that will begin inte...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/95265/New_York_Guard_to_begin...

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