First women graduate US Army's Ranger School

Capt. Kristen Griest smiles during the graduation ceremony of the United States Army's Ranger School on August 21, 2015 at Fort Benning, GeorgiaThey hiked for miles across mountains and jungle with 90-pound (40-kilogram) packs, jumped out of helicopters and worked 20-hour days on the US Army’s most grueling training course. On Friday, the first women to complete Ranger School graduated, to the delight of female peers hoping to see more frontline roles open up for women combat leaders. Lieutenant Shaye Haver and Captain Kristen Griest faced all the same combat, survival and stamina challenges as the 94 men also pinning the Ranger tab on their fatigues.

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