Minnesota Guard will integrate women into combat units

  • Article by: MARK BRUNSWICK , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 24, 2013 - 8:10 PM

The changes will take place immediately as part of a pilot of nine Guard brigades nationwide.

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jimjimjimjimJan. 24, 1310:06 PM

I hope they make them register for selective service as well. They want to be equals - they deserve to be treated as such and should demand it!

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TobsterJan. 24, 1311:03 PM

That's right, with equal rights come equal responsibility.

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ahugginkissJan. 25, 13 8:39 AM

It's about time. We were only behind Russia by about 100 years.

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drichmnJan. 25, 13 8:39 AM

About time the role women have already been playing in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan be recognized. They have been injured in combat zones but they haven't been able to receive the combat pay and have been denied combat related medical benefits because their roles weren't recognized as combat roles.

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marcymmbJan. 25, 13 9:09 AM

If women want to be allowed in combat fine with me but there is a physical fitness protocol that must be passed and if they lower that protocol because they are women then it all falls apart.

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lettem01Jan. 25, 13 9:45 AM

drichmn, can you please supply a source for your statement regarding combat pay and medical benefits. Granted its been a long time since I served but whether you were a man or a woman, front line or support, you received the same hazardous duty pay for being stationed in a war zone.

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