Patrolling Sangin, Afghanistan

U.S. Marine Cpl. Michelle Berglin assigned to a Female Engagement Team (FET) patrols with Baker Company of the 1st battalion 7th Marines Regiment in Sangin, Afghanistan, in this June 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. military officially dropped its ban on women serving in ground combat January 24, 2013 after a policy review by top commanders, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

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U.S. Marine Cpl. Michelle Berglin assigned to a Female Engagement Team (FET) patrols with Baker Company of the 1st battalion 7th Marines Regiment in Sangin, Afghanistan, in this June 10, 2012 file photo. The U.S. military officially dropped its ban on women serving in ground combat January 24, 2013 after a policy review by top commanders, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said.

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