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(FORT BENNING, Ga.) — Two women have made history by becoming the first female soldiers to graduate Army Ranger School.

According to an official statement on Monday, the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence announced 94 men and two women had met “the standards of the Swamp Phase” and would be able to graduate the Ranger Course.

Previously, no woman had ever been able to graduate Ranger School.

The statement said the Ranger School is “the Army’s premier combat leadership course, teaching Ranger students how to overcome fatigue, hunger, and stress to lead soldiers during small unit combat operations.”

The official ceremony for the 96 graduates will be on Aug. 21.

According to The Washington Post the two women are still not allowed to try out for the 75th Ranger Regiment because it has its own grueling training process and remains closed to women.

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