On The Front Lines

1st Lt. Sees Changing Role Of Women In Military Firsthand

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Posted: March 26, 2013

U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brittany Hine (second from right), who was one of only two female platoon leaders in Afghanistan with the 584th Mobility Augmentation Company, poses with her siblings Molly, 18 (left), Jimmy, 15, and Veronica, 13, on Sunday in front of decorations left over from her welcome home party. (Photos by Michael Reilly / DN-R)
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brittany Hine, right, a combat engineer platoon leader in Afghanistan watches a video of her welcome home party with her mother on Sunday.

HARRISONBURG — Although women were officially banned from U.S. combat positions until early this year, they had begun to serve on the front lines in various capacities, and some, like 1st Lt.…

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