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Women Attend Marine Boot Camp At Parris Island, South Carolina

PARRIS ISLAND, SC - FEBRUARY 25: Female Marine recruits Kara Forrestor (L) of Great Falls, Montana and Savannah Warren of Deer Park, Washington prepare to jump in the pool wearing body armor for swim training during boot camp February 25, 2013 at MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina. Male and female Marines are expected to meet the same standards during their swim qualification testing. 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)

Women train hard at Marine bootcamp

February 26, 2013

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.