Women Pass Marine Training, Clear First Hurdle to Combat Role : NPR
More than 200 Marines have been training since late September in the pine forests of North Carolina. They’ve been hiking for miles carrying 87-pound packs and assault rifles, sleeping in the field, attacking mock enemy positions.
And for the first time, women took part in the training. Three of them made it to end — and graduated Thursday morning.
They were there at Camp Geiger to answer the question of whether women have what it takes to become combat infantry Marines.
From an Army NCO - Congratulations, Marines. Well done.