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Panetta to Remove Ban on Women Serving in Combat

The move will open hundreds of thousands of positions for women, according to an Associated Press report.

Pentagon chief Leon Panetta plans to remove the ban on women serving in combat, according to an Associated Press report.

The move "overturns a 1994 rule banning women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units."

The decision will not go into effect immediately, it was reported.

Read the full report here.

To view a Patch news report and photos of combat training this week with the 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, click here.

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