Helo Pilot, MP 1st Females to Graduate Ranger School

By Staff Writer | August 20, 2015
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An Apache helicopter pilot and military police officer are making history as the first women expected to graduate the U.S. Army's Ranger School. The service had not officially released the names of the two soldiers, but families of (military police officer) Capt. Kristen Griest of Orange, Conn., and (Apache pilot) 1st Lt. Shaye Haver of Copperas Cove, Texas confirmed Wednesday in a joint statement that the two are scheduled to graduate Friday alongside 94 male soldiers at Fort Benning, Ga. In spite of graduating the notoriously grueling Ranger School and earning the black-and-gold Ranger tabs to wear on their uniforms, they still will not be allowed to join the Army's Ranger Regiment, membership of which is closed to female soldiers.

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