Aug. 4, 2015: A female Army Ranger student crosses the Yellow River on a rope bridge at Camp James E. Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (Nick Tomecek/AP)
Two women have made military history by becoming the first female soldiers to complete the U.S. Army's grueling Ranger Course, the Army announced late Monday.
The women, who were not immediately identified, will join 94 men Friday for a graduation ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., where Ranger School is based. The unit consists of rapidly deployable troops who are often used in special operations.
"Each Ranger School graduate has shown the physical and mental toughness to successfully lead organizations at any level," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh in a statement. Read entire story here