The four started out as 15 as the first to volunteer for a Marine Corps Pilot course.
An announcement made in January by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey was that there would be integration of women into combat jobs that used to only allow men. This decision covers all service branches.
These women had to keep up with the men during training and were able to do so.
For now, they won’t be assigned to a unit, but go back to a non-combative unit.
More women will be put through training like this in the next year and others are close to completing. It’s a very exciting story for women in general and a big step for the military.
The women who want to join the ranks of the men will have to fight hard for their place. It will be exhausting physically, mentally and emotionally but it will be a good change for the country.
Here is a photo of the four women and a link below to read more.