Women in Combat
Local retired vet speaks out
It seems from the very first war men have ran into battle, and Tina Kingston would like it to stay that way. The 28 year veteran of the Louisiana National Guard was mayor of Camp Victory in Iraq and saw limited battle. Kingston thinks lifting the ban on women in combat will open the door for progress in today's military but fighting on the front line is a different story. She says no matter how well trained a female soldier may be, she will never measure up to her male counterpart. She believes women are capable of doing more jobs towards the front line but she says it boils down to being Army Strong, literally. For her it's about being able to do what you're physically asked to do. She says in some situations women will never mearsure up. And President Obama said today every American can be proud that our military will grow even stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters playing a greater role in protecting this country we love.
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