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Marching on towards history; women in the military 70-years later


On June 12, 1948, President Harry S. Truman passed The Women's Armed Service Act allowing women to join the military.

"There's a old saying that says look how far we've come so yes girl power women power yes it's an honor to have served our country," Mary Williams said, Army Veteran.

Williams served nine years of active duty in the United States Army, an opportunity she says she'll always cherish.

According to the Department of Defense, 16% of women are active duty in the military... and about one third of the service members are women...

Sandee Wagner served in the United States Marine Core. She says today's women in the military receive all the necessary training that wasn't provided once before.

"A lot of women are up to do combat arms you know a lot of them can throw you over their shoulder and carry you out of a foxhole," Wagner said.

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