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3 female Marines graduate from infantry course

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CAMP GEIGER, N.C. - Three women have become the first to graduate from the Marine Corps' tough enlisted infantry training school right here in North Carolina.

Earlier this year, the Pentagon lifted the ban on women in combat, but Katie Gorz, Julia Carroll, and Christina Fuentes  completed the same rigorous course as men in the class.

It’s a 59-day course at Camp Geiger and included a 12-mile march with an 80-pound pack, as well as a variety of combat fitness tests.
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