Marines consider plan to put women in combat training at Camp Pendleton

Posted at 11:01 AM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 20:38:50-04

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (KGTV)--Women may soon attend what has traditionally been male-only combat training at Camp Pendleton, U.S. Marine Corps officials announced Tuesday. 

The change could happen by spring 2018 if approved by Marine leaders, according to the Associated Press, which also noted that officials are simultaneously working to quash recurring problems within the Marine Corps with sexism. 

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Combat training for women may not be the only change for the Marines. Senior leaders will consider allowing women to attend boot camp in San Diego, officials said. Right now, the small number of women Marines all go through boot camp at Parris Island, where they are separated from men for portions of the training, the AP said.