In a First, Women Marines Will Be Training Alongside Men at a Boot Camp

The training will take place at the corps' facility at Parris Island, South Carolina

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For the first time in U.S. Marine Corps history, women will be training alongside men during boot camp, NBC News reported.

A platoon of about 50 female recruits began training Friday at a boot camp with five male platoons in what is traditionally an all-male battalion at the corps' facility at Parris Island, South Carolina, according to a statement.

The integration of women and men at boot camp is "a first in the history of Marine Corps recruit training," the corps said.

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