Barrier broken: First women move into Army field artillery jobs as cannon platoon leaders

  • Article by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 15, 2014 - 11:35 AM

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.

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