Women Attend Marine Boot Camp At Parris Island, South Carolina


Marine recruits Taylor Beimel of Spartanburg, South Carolina and... News PhotoArrival,Conflict,Horizontal,Infantry,Military,Parris Island,Politics,Recruit,South Carolina,Spartanburg,US Military,USA,Waiting,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 25: Marine recruits Taylor Beimel (L) of Spartanburg, South Carolina and Nicole Miller of Lincolnton, North Carolina wait to continue with their processing after arriving for boot camp on February 25, 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 On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, which had been in place since 1994, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)