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U.S. female troops seek better uniforms designed for them

WASHINGTON — Former Army sergeant Rebekah Havrilla, who dismantled roadside bombs in Afghanistan, remembers the pain she endured wearing body armor designed to fit a man. “It can actually be painful because of the way the plates are shaped,” said Ms. Havrilla, who spent a year in Afghanistan in late 2006 and 2007. “When you’re laying down, it was even more restrictive.

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