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    17 Things Women Are Already Doing In The Military

    They'll now be formally allowed in combat roles, but they've been on patrol, earning honors, and risking their lives for years.

    1. Patrolling cities

    2. Directing large equipment

    3. Mixed martial arts fighting with men

    4. Falling in love

    5. Briefing male service members

    6. Testing safety equipment made just for them

    7. Training for emergencies

    8. Meeting with Cabinet secretaries

    9. Fighting for equality

    10. Getting injured in the line of duty

    11. Earning Purple Hearts

    12. Helping others recover

    13. Having families

    14. Taking showers

    15. Doing outreach in the field

    16. Providing medical care

    17. Giving their lives