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December 20, 2014

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is interviewed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Requa is breaking new ground at Fort Bragg. She’s one of a small number of female lieutenants brought in to lead a cannon platoon at the North Carolina base. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed.

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In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, 1st Lt. Kelly Requa is interviewed at Ft. Bragg, N.C. Requa is breaking new ground at Fort Bragg. She’s one of a small number of female lieutenants brought in to lead a cannon platoon at the North Carolina base. By January 2016, the U.S. military must open all combat jobs to women or explain why any must remain closed.