Eyewitness News First At 4:00 P.M
New military jobs for women
CALIFORNIA (WABC) -- "When you're attached, it's sort of like being a stepchild. There's the parents, and everyone takes care of each other, and then there's the stepchildren, and you don't get that much attention." says Elizabeth Tran of the California Army National Guard.
The Department of Defense has implemented this policy change, because the battlefield has changed. In a statement issued by the DOD, "The modern-day battlefield is non-linear and fluid, with no clearly defined front line or safer rear area."
Now that women can be assigned to any area of the battlefield, as many as 14,325 positions are now open to them.
"For me it means the glass ceiling has finally been lifted." adds Tran.
- Hundreds still missing in South Korea ferry disaster
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Photos: South Korea ferry disaster
- Sketch released in Upper East Side jewelry robbery
- NYC mayor to announce Sandy recovery reforms
- Man arrested in Queens anti-Muslim harassment on bus
- Pair robs 4 Brooklyn banks in 2-hour span
- Queens serial robber caught on surveillance camera
- Man caught on camera using cloned ATM card
- BridgeGate panel could call Gov. Chris Christie to testify
- New York political leader Basil Paterson dies at 87 2 min ago
- Photos: Famous deaths in 2014 53 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos