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Female Marines Participate In Marine Combat Training At Camp LeJeune

Female and male Marine recruits listen to instructions as they prepare for a swimming test during boot camp at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Male and female recruits are expected to meet the same standards during their swim qualification test. All enlisted Marines who were living east of the Mississippi River when they were recruited attend boot camp at Parris Island. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female. By Scott Olson/Getty Images.