Four women at Fort Sill are going down in the record books as the first women ever to train as Multiple Launch Rocket Crew Members in the Army.
"It's something I could tell my grand kids one day."
How to load and unload rocket pods onto a resupply vehicle in the Army might not seem like a monumental task, but for four women acquiring those skills at Fort Sill, has them making history.
This group of 14 soldiers includes the first females allowed to train to become Multiple Launch Rocket Crew Members in their Advanced Individual Training.
And although these four women in the class are breaking barriers, they say it's just their job.
"I feel great being able to be one of the first four females, but at the same token i am just here with my battle buddies doing the same old thing," said Alexandra Seccareccio, one of the women in the training.
Instructors say women are just as capable of doing the job, and for some the task seems to be a perfect fit.
love working with my hands and in the field I
didn't want to sit behind a desk, I
joined the army for adventure," said
Brittany Smith, another female in the training program.
And that's exactly what these ladies are getting, in a training that sees no gender bias.
a solider, no matter who they are. And performing and doing the job
that is required of them,"
said Joseph Brewer, the Staff Sergeant Instructor.
And for women now, that job can include working with the Multiple Launch Rocket System.
The ladies say the magnitude of the milestone they are making might set in at their graduation ceremony.
And after all the woman will report to Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
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