FEM FATALE: 2 Ladies About to be the First to Graduate Army Ranger School

Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 7.52.45 AMStarted with 19 females and only 2 survived. Congrats ladies!

Two women are about to make history by becoming the first female soldiers to graduate from the Army’s exhausting Ranger School.

They’re among the 96 students who will graduate from the intensive training program Friday in Fort Benning, Georgia.

This was the first year the Army opened the course to women on a trial basis.

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“This course has proven that every Soldier, regardless of gender, can achieve his or her full potential,” Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh said in a statement.

But it’s not clear what awaits the female graduates.

Unlike the male graduates, the two women can’t apply to join the 75th Ranger Regiment, an elite special operations force.

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