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Stimson event on women in international security with SecAF Deborah Lee James quoted in USAF press

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SecAF addresses women in national security

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James addressed the topic of women serving in combat roles during a Women In International Security-sponsored event to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Stimson Center, March 28.

“In the Air Force, we were already leading the pack in terms of integration of women,” said James, who was the keynote speaker at the event. “We already have 99 percent of our available positions open to women. The ones that are closed are in the areas of some special operations forces and some positions that serve with Army and Marine ground combat forces.

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