The images depict the women carrying their rucksacks on patrol and crossing streams alongside their male counterparts during the so-called swamp phase, which takes place at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
If they’re able to complete the swamp phase, they’ll graduate from the historically all-male infantry training course in two weeks on Aug. 21 and become the first-ever female soldiers to wear the coveted Ranger tab.
We had trouble including the videos on this site, but we linked to the Fort Benning website that has them and all of the photographs. Meantime, here’s a sampling of some of our favorite photos:
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