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First women get Ranger tab

August 18, 2015

A big hoo-rah to the first two women to pass the US Army ranger course. The West Point graduates are not identified. A third woman soldier is repeating the mountain phase of the training. They passed the same physical tests as the men:

To earn the Ranger tab, applicants must be able to complete 49 push-ups, 59 sit-ups, a five-mile run in 40 minutes, six chin-ups, a swimming test, a land navigation test, a 12-mile foot march in three hours…

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