Soldier mamas go viral in breastfeeding photo

The women serving in America's armed forces have had a lot to be proud of lately:


They are now allowed to officially serve in combat. After years of being banned from the silent service, women now serve on submarines. In August 2015, Army officers Lt. Shaye Haver and First Lt. Kristen Griest recently became the first female graduates of Army Ranger school.

And now, female soldiers at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, are going viral with the message that highly accomplished soldiers can be just as devoted mothers.

This is what modern motherhood looks like.

This week, a group of 10 soldier mothers serving at Fort Bliss came out for a photoshoot to decorate the walls of a new breastfeeding center on base.

With permission Fort Bliss Public Affairs and Garrison Command, photographer Tara Ruby shot the photos, later telling CNN:

"Breastfeeding their babies doesn't make them less of a soldier, I believe it makes them a better one. Juggling the tasks and expectations of a soldier, plus providing for their own in the best way they possibly can, makes (these) ladies even stronger for it."

We couldn't agree more.

I posted this on here last night at 11:59pm. It has since disappeared from my feed and my wall. So we are posting this...
Posted by Tara Ruby Photography on Friday, September 11, 2015

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