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In this Sept. 18 file photo, female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky., in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan. Women may be able to begin training as Army Rangers by mid-2015, and as Navy SEALs a year later, according to details of plans obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

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By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.

Under details of the plans obtained by The Associated Press, women could start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later.

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