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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    They definitely should not be allowed to serve on Navy Combatants. They can't handle the physical requirements like carrying a P250 or P500 submersible pump on a DC party........They get pregnant to often and have to leave the ship without a replacement . The average age of a sailor on a navy combatant is 19 years.....The juices are running and men and women get together and have sex. Life aboard a Navy Combatant is dangerous and there are enough problems already with out adding women to the mix....You want to put them on hospital ships or those luxury liners air craft carriers fine, but not on cruisers destroyers and submarines........


    I wonder how many of you libs who voted yes have ever even been near a combat situation.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by beerftw View Post
    if the 100 pound woman can carry the full combat load plus supplies and a loaded 249 it wouldn't matter.
    No offense but my example was a 5' 100 lb woman which is probably about the average size in the army give or take a couple of inches and a few pounds.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    The best Hull Tech I ever knew was a woman.
    Could she handle a P250 or P500 on a DC party?
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No offense but my example was a 5' 100 lb woman which is probably about the average size in the army give or take a couple of inches and a few pounds.
    a 5' woman..is above average height?



    the average height of American women, is around 5' 4".
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    Navy guys don't like women. That's why they join the Navy.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    Why couldn't she just use a hummer or dolly to carry heavy stuff like other modern humans?
    we dont have dollies or carts or humvees to make up for lack of combat fitness.i didnt even get a dolly or a pallet jack my whole deployment,we had to move15 tons of equipment in our motor pool from one side of post to the other,with 12 people and one forklift,and we did it in less than 15 hours.

    if we were gonna hand out exceptions to combat,might as well let blind people drive buses or let people in whell chairs join the army,its ok we can build wheelchair ramps under fire so they can move in.

    point is this isnt a civilian job where accomodations are made,you meet the standards or you dont,and if you dont stay away im not gonna die because someone thought it was discrimination to hold women to the same standards as men.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Santorum says no, they should be banned. So do many other Republicans. What say you?
    I have very mixed feelings about this. I was an airborne infantryman in afghanistan. I only have two issues with women serving in combat roles:
    - I'm a little worried about the way men act when women are around. Considering the amount of testosterone filled chest beating that goes around in the infantry, I find that more often than not, they start acting dumb as s*** when females are around, it can be very distracting. This however is obviously a problem with men, not women, and I think in the end it may work out anyway.
    - As far as the army's current policy, women can't be in the field longer than 3 days without a shower due to feminine hygiene issues. I have no idea about any of that, can anyone shed any light on that for me? We went weeks without showers walking up and down mountains, and even we had major hygiene issues because of it. Most of the deployment we used water bottles poured over our heads as a shower. If it would be damaging because of a woman's physiology to go through that, I would say maybe just have them be in combat situations where hygiene can be maintained at reasonable intervals.

    And lastly, the physical requirements should be exactly the same. It is absolutely unacceptable to have different standards for entry within a combat unit.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenvin View Post
    Navy guys don't like women. That's why they join the Navy.
    clearly not.

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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    One other issue to consider is the the extreme logistical challenges that women pose in a fully integrated military.

    At my retirement last year, I commented on some of the things that I saw change in my 26 year career. Then I stated some of the changes that I saw in the future. One of them will be full co-Ed berthing Navy wide. The cost of the separate berthings on the ship and shore stations will drive that. Maybe women in the infantry will push ghat along as well.
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    Re: Should women be allowed to serve in combat roles in the military?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    No offense but my example was a 5' 100 lb woman which is probably about the average size in the army give or take a couple of inches and a few pounds.
    the average female in the army is probably closer to 5'4" and 180 pounds,thats right army women eat more before breakfast than you do all day.
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