The few, the proud, the fit: Women strive for combat jobs
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The few, the proud, the fit: Women strive for combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after the Pentagon ordered all combat jobs open to women, seven female Marines are either serving in those posts or waiting to serve, and 167 are performing noncombat duties in front-line units, according to new data obtained by The Associated Press. The numbers underscore the difficulty of integrating women into … Continue reading

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Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training
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Marine killed in helicopter accident was doing rope training

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Marine who died during a helicopter accident at Camp Lejeune was part of a Virginia-based anti-terror and security team training on how to use ropes to access difficult terrain, officials said Friday. Military officials identified the dead Marine as 31-year-old Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lewis from Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team, … Continue reading