Women Attend Marine Boot Camp At Parris Island, South Carolina

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Marine recruit Elizabeth McClean of Oakland, Maryland hauls a... News PhotoBackpack,Conflict,Horizontal,Infantry,Military,Military Uniform,Parris Island,Politics,Skill,South Carolina,Swimming,US Military,USA,Uniform,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 25: Marine recruit Elizabeth McClean of Oakland, Maryland hauls a backpack while swimming in her uniform as she is tested to determine her swimming skills during boot camp February 25, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Male and female recruits are expected to meet the same standards during their swim qualification test. All female enlisted Marines and male 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. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)