(CBS) — Women will now be able to officially serve in combat, under a policy change the U.S. Defense Department announced Thursday.
Reaction was mostly positive here in Chicago, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Meosha Thomas works in the veterans service department at Kennedy King College. But just a few years ago, she was a communications specialist for the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan.
Thomas, like thousands of other women in the military, never served on the front line. But given the chance, she thinks many would sign up.
“I went to basic training with men and women. If they’re able to pass the training, you deserve to be there,” Thomas says.
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