Photos: Women at Marine boot camp, Parris Island S.C.

Photos: Women at Marine boot camp, Parris Island S.C.

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PARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 27: Marine recruit Jasmine Sturdifen of Chase City, Virginia prepares to face an opponent in a fight with pugil sticks during boot camp February 27, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Female enlisted Marines have gone through recruit training at the base since 1949. About 11 percent of female recruits who arrive at the boot camp fail to complete the training, which can be physically and mentally demanding. On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, which had been in place since 1994, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units. About six percent of enlisted Marines are female. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 28 at 1:23 PM

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