Women Attend Marine Boot Camp At Parris Island, South Carolina


Marine Recruit Tara Ratterree of Catlettsburg, Kentucky listens as... Nieuwsfoto'sAmerikaans strijdkrachten,Conflict,Horizontaal,Infanterie,Leger,Luisteren,Oorlog,Parris eiland,Politiek,Sergeant-instructeur,Verenigde StatenPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesPARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 25: Marine Recruit Tara Ratterree (R) of Catlettsburg, Kentucky listens as Drill Instructor SSgt. Gerald Hemry of Minneapolis, Minnesota barks instructions at her and other Marine recruits after they arrived 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 On January 24, 2013 Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta rescinded an order, which had been in place since 1994, that restricted women from being attached to ground combat units.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)