FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2008 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, Air Craft Woman Recruit Stacey Lesbirel holds a weapon in the field training area at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Wagga Wagga, Australia. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, France, Norway and in 2013, the U.S. have opened their fighting ranks to female soldiers. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Leading Air Craftsman Aaron Curran)

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FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2008 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, Air Craft Woman Recruit Stacey Lesbirel holds a weapon in the field training area at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Wagga Wagga, Australia. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, France, Norway and in 2013, the U.S. have opened their fighting ranks to female soldiers. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Leading Air Craftsman Aaron Curran)
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2008 photo provided by the Australian Defense Force, Air Craft Woman Recruit Stacey Lesbirel holds a weapon in the field training area at the Royal Australian Air Force base in Wagga Wagga, Australia. Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, France, Norway and in 2013, the U.S. have opened their fighting ranks to female soldiers. (AP Photo/Australian Defense Force, Leading Air Craftsman Aaron Curran)
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