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Women at war: Most changes are in Army, Marines

(AP) – Some examples of changes for women in the military:


Among the jobs that will be opened to women for the first time are tank and armored troop carrier mechanic, artillery radar operator and rocket launcher crewmember.


Minimal change. Eighty-eight percent of positions already are open to women. Existing restrictions are based mostly on the high cost of modifying submarines to provide privacy for women.


No new jobs, such as tank driver, will be opened to women. But women will be allowed to perform already open jobs, such as supply officer, in units such as artillery battalions and tank battalions that had been closed.


Ninety-nine percent of positions already are open to women. The few remaining restrictions are in special operations forces and ground combat units.

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