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Women in Combat

Posted by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:11 PM
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I just heard on my local news that the ban on women in combat has been lifted.

Thoughts?
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rccmom
by Gold Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:19 PM
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I heard that too. I think it is a good idea. If the woman can do the job, let her do it. I also have heard cases where a woman is performing essentially the same job as her male counterpart, but because she is not allowed a combats situation, they call it a support position. This one case where both male and female were on guard,, doing searches, I think, and a bomb went off. Both were injured, but the male got a higher order of medal or commendation, whatever. It was because he was serving in a combat position, but she was only classified as support. That will have an effect at promotion time as his will count for more points.


PamR
by Platinum Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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It's a good thing.

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:24 PM
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As a female veteran all Ihave to say is...good.

LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:28 PM
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 If that's what they want to do, then they should be able to fight...

PEEK05
by on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Good

brandydesiree
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:35 PM
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As an Iraqi war vet and a female I say "HELL YEA! IT'S ABOUT FREAKING TIME!!!"

SlightlyPerfect
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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It's about time they enter into the 20th century. Now in the 21st, I'd like to see gays openly...

Oh.

slightlyperfect

toomanypoodles
by Poodles on Jan. 24, 2013 at 3:50 AM
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 It may effect my feelings of letting my daughter go into the military after she turns 18. 

143myboys9496
by Gold Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 4:21 AM
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 GOOD!

IMHO, 1 pissed of woman can get more done than 10 men with a road map and directions..

Carpy
by Platinum Member on Jan. 24, 2013 at 5:40 AM
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I don't personally think wommen should be in combat.

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