We asked people in the Reno area what they think of the new policy, and as you might expect, there were mixed reactions.
"If they signed up for it, then they should serve," said Pete Griffin of Reno. "Like everybody else does."
"I don't think they have the strength or the ability to be on the front line with the men," said Susan Russo of Reno. "I think it's just jeopardizing them."
Samantha says the military tests everyone annually. Man or woman, everyone has to keep up physically and mentally.
"There's proficiency tests throughout your career. And so, if you're not keeping up, if you're not doing the job to par, you're not going to stay in that job. That's the same for men, and it should be the same for women."
Men haven't been the only ones sacrificing overseas. Combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have taken the lives of 130 women, while wounding 800 others.
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