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7 black female soldiers who broke barriers to achieve incredible feats

May 29, 2019 at 10:00 am | Women

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

May 29, 2019 at 10:00 am | Women

Janina Simmons

Janina Simmons
Women serving in the U.S. Army have been making strides over the years, but only a few are able to join infantry and armoured combat units and graduate from the military’s most gruelling training course at its Ranger School.

However, Sgt. 1st Class Janina Simmons from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, wowed many recently when she completed the challenging 62-day training course without recycling. She also became the first African-American female soldier to graduate from the course.

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