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Here Are Photos From The First Army Rangers Class To Graduate Women

The U.S. Army Ranger School held an historic graduation ceremony on Friday in Fort Benning, Georgia, where it graduated two women for the first time.

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Some students who did not pass a phase on the first attempt were allowed to recycle, or re-take the course, which increased the total number of training days to as many as 120.

Griest said on Thursday that there weren't many women to serve as role models in Army Ranger School, but hoped that through her accomplishment, future generations of women would be moved to become Army Rangers as well.

U.S. Army officials have said that they will continue to monitor the success of women in Army Ranger School in order to determine whether they will eventually allow them to work in infantry and armor units.

Tamerra Griffin is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based Nairobi, Kenya.

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