Florida Gators cheerleaders get the full support of the Army
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The Army will soon have its first female cheerleader in its marching band, the service announced on Tuesday.
The 1,500-member Army band will be made up of women from around the country who have participated in various events.
The new cheerleaders are joining the 1,200-member band of the United States Army, which began its inaugural year in 2018.
The new cheerleader, Army Captain Heather Bowers, will join the band at the beginning of 2020, according to the Army’s official website.
The band, made up entirely of women, is the first band in the Army to be made exclusively of women since the service began recruiting in 2006.
It is also the first Army band to include a male member since the end of World War II, when the Army enlisted its first woman.
The service will start recruiting for the new band in March, with a goal to have all cadets be able to sing by June.
“The cadets will be able sing the song of war and the world in our marching band,” Capt. Heather Bower, the Army band’s acting chief of music, told Reuters.
The Army has previously enlisted women in its band, including a cadet from Wyoming in 2016 and a cadets from Louisiana in 2018, the news agency said.
The band will have a new female member from Virginia, who enlisted in 2016.
It is not yet clear when the band will start to sing.
The Army will soon have its first female cheerleader in its marching band, the service announced on Tuesday.The 1,500-member Army…