TACOMA, Wash. -

As the Army opens up more combat roles to women, many are moving into new jobs at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

A spokesman for the 20,000-soldier 7th Infantry Division, Lt. Col. Joe Sowers, says 30 women have moved into assignments newly available since last year.

  Another 70 women in jobs such as medics or intelligence have moved out of headquarters and into ground-level units.

The News Tribune reports one new front-line officer is Lt. Taylor Cardosi. She's the first female officer assigned to a Lewis-McChord howitzer battery. The 23-year-old is beginning a new assignment as an artillery platoon leader, feeding coordinates for artillery fire.