First women rangers – level 2

26-08-2015 07:00

The US Army Ranger School let women participate in its 62-day course for the first time. The extremely difficult course includes parachute jumps, helicopter assaults and swamp survival.

The course began with 19 women and 381 men. Only 94 men and two women completed the training – they are the first women rangers. This is a historic moment for the school.

The women talked about their experience. One of them said that the swamp was the hardest part for her. In the beginning, the women were also worried that their gender could be a problem for some soldiers.

Difficult words: assault (an attack), swamp (an area where there’s a lot of mud), experience (something that happened to you).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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