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PHOTO: Women make National Guard history

Pfc. Erika Cotton, left, and Pvt. Stephanie Kasten, the first females in South Dakota Army National Guard history to enlist and serve as 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System crew members, stand recently in front of an M270A1 launcher from Battery A, 1-147th Field Artillery Battalion in Aberdeen. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Charles Butler)
Pfc. Erika Cotton, 19, of Volga, recently graduated from 13M crewmember Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sill, Okla., and Pvt. Stephanie Kasten, 18, of Hazel, made South Dakota Army National Guard history by enlisting as the first females to serve as Multiple Launch Rocket System crewmembers in the state.