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Women’s History Month: 14 who helped pave way for integrated US Army

Women have played a vital role in forming the U.S. Army since 1775. From Molly Pitcher to those now serving, their accomplishments have shaped...

US Army approves first female officers for ground combat

The US Army said Friday it will commission 22 women as infantry and armor officers under historic new rules allowing females to serve in...
Women in Military

US general fears military will lower standards for women

The US military will inevitably have to lower its physical requirements so more women can fill infantry and commando roles, a top general said...

Pentagon Opens All Military Occupations, Positions to Women

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For...
Ashton Carter briefs the press at the Pentagon

Pentagon chief to order US military to open all combat positions to women

Washington: US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will announce Thursday that he is ordering the military to open all combat positions to women, a US...

US military to let women try out for Navy SEALs: report

The US Navy plans to open its famed SEAL fighting units to women, provided they can pass the notoriously difficult training course, Defense News...

US Army opens 20,563 engineering positions to women

Military Occupational Specialty, or MOS 12B, Combat Engineer is now open to all female enlisted Soldiers of all components, according to Army Directive 2015-27. The...

First Pakistani women paratroopers make history

Pakistan's first group of female paratroopers completed their training on Sunday, the military announced, hailing it as a "landmark achievement" for the deeply conservative...

Air Force sets plan to integrate women in combat jobs by 2016

The Air Force released details of the service's plan to fully integrate women into previously closed career fields June 18. The implementation plan was recently...

Field artillery training integrates women into combat specialties

The loud booms from the fields of Fort Sill will sound the same, but for the first time women may be responsible for launching...