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Katie Gorz (left) performs the ammo can lift next to male Marines as they go through the combat fitness test. The Marine Corps is experimenting with inserting some women into combat infantry roles that have historically been limited to men. At Camp Lejeune, female Marines are undergoing the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms. Travis Dove for NPR hide caption

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

The Marine Corps has begun a yearlong experiment to decide whether women can enter ground combat. Hundreds of men and women began training a few weeks ago at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

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Upfront Costs Of Going Digital Overwhelm Some Doctors

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Katie Gorz (left) performs the ammo can lift next to male Marines as they go through the combat fitness test. The Marine Corps is experimenting with inserting some women into combat infantry roles that have historically been limited to men. At Camp Lejeune, female Marines are undergoing the same training as their male counterparts for combat arms. Travis Dove for NPR hide caption

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Combat Training: Can Female Marines Get The Job Done?

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