Women brave Army's Sapper Leader Course

Army Captains Stephanie Godman and Aston Armstrong are two female soldiers in the Sapper Leader Course, one of the Army’s toughest schools.

Sapper candidate and Army Captain Aston Armstrong wears her long hair in a bun as she joins the men in her platoon for the march back to the co-ed barracks following their breakfast, after two grueling weeks in the field, a day after Sapper School training ended for the candidates at U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) and Fort Leonard Wood in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Sapper candidate and Army Captain Aston Armstrong wears her long hair in a bun as she joins the men in her platoon for the march back to the co-ed barracks following their breakfast, after two grueling weeks in the field, a day after Sapper School training ended for the candidates at U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center (MANSCEN) and Fort Leonard Wood in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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