State Rep. Teresa Fedor Applauds Decision To Allow Women In Combat
Decades Old Policy Reversal to be Officially Announced
January 24, 2013
 
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State Rep. Teresa Fedor (D-Toledo) applauded the decision of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to lift the combat exclusion policy for women serving in our armed forces. It is anticipated that Secretary Panetta will make the official announcement this afternoon.


“Lifting the ban on women in combat reflects the increasing role they play in our armed forces today.  The U.S. Military is catching up with the fact that women have been serving in combat operations in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.” said Fedor.  “Now all qualified service members will serve on a level playing field.  Women will no longer be held back from receiving critical combat training and equipment, promotions and advancement, proper medical care, and military recognition for fighting in combat.”


Rep. Fedor, a veteran herself, served in the United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard, before beginning her public service as a state legislator.


 


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