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Women in Combat

Tinsldr2 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:36 PM
That is AmyDb that was the Marine
RVN70USMC Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:06 PM
She is a WOMAN Marine, not a combat infantry or Force Recon Marine...and, that is good enough for me.
Jay Wye Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:09 PM
Did the Marines lower their standards for the women? I believe so.
Maybe she's only 75% Marine.
RVN70USMC Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:47 PM
She still is a Marine...just not on active duty! Once a Marine...Always a Marine!

A senior Defense Department official said the ban on women in combat should be lifted because the military's goal is "to provide a level, gender-neutral playing field." I'd like to think the goal of the military should be to have the toughest, meanest fighting force possible. But let's look at "gender-neutral playing field."

The Army's physical fitness test in basic training is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. The minimum requirement for 17- to 21-year-old males is 35 pushups, 47 situps and a two-mile run in 16 minutes, 36 seconds or less. For females of the same age,...