First female infantry Marines report for duty

A female soldier army crawls in this undated image. (KGO-TV)

History was made in the U.S. Marine Corps Thursday as the first women to fill regular infantry jobs reported for duty in camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

It's a landmark move in the integration of women into military combat roles.
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They will serve in the First Batallion, 8th Marine Regiment with specializations working with rifles, machine guns and mortars.
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