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Women in combat: Woman who helped pave way speaks about military's plans

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Tuesday military officials started outlining their plans for moving women into combat roles.

Women will be expected to meet the same physical requirements as men. But one top general says those may be less of a concern than cultural, social and behavioral concerns.

Major Mary Jennings Hegar of Round Rock helped push to make this change happen. She was one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit that overturned the Defense Department's policy excluding women from direct combat roles.

Hegar joined FOX 7 to talk about her thoughts on military's plans as they move forward.

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