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Repeal of women in combat affects South Dakota

February 4, 2013 in The Daily Republic

SPEARFISH The Pentagon’s announcement lifting the ban on women in combat units will affect the South Dakota National Guard. Currently there is one unit open only to men.
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Females on the frontline: 1st woman to lead in combat ‘thrilled’ with US change

January 25, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

RALEIGH, N.C. Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military police officers through a firefight during the 1989 invasion of Panama. Continue Reading

Pentagon opens combat roles to women

January 23, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The groundbreaking move recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff overturns a 1994 rule prohibiting women from being assigned to smaller ground combat units.
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World War II veteran of Canova gets French Legion of Honor medal

August 14, 2012 in The Daily Republic

CANOVA Duane Miller can still recall the faces of some of the German soldiers he killed in combat more than 60 years ago.
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Combat vets can access new counseling service

September 20, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Combat veterans in Kandiyohi County now have access to new mental health counseling in Willmar.
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Last U.S. combat brigade heading home from Iraq

August 18, 2010 in West Central Tribune

KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and cheered. Then they scrambled out of their armored vehicles, unfurled an American flag and posed for photos.
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Advocates say Army misdiagnosed many soldiers suffering from PTSD

August 15, 2010 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON At the height of the Iraq war, the Army routinely dismissed hundreds of soldiers for having a personality disorder when they were more likely suffering from the traumatic stresses of war, discharge data suggest. Continue Reading

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