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Dec 13, 2016

Maria Daume poses for a portrait, Sept. 13, 2016. She was born in Russia and raised in Long Island, N.Y., with her adopted family until she shipped to Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, Oct. 16, 2017. Daume is one of four recruits currently training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, S.C., who are the first females enlisted with infantry contracts. While some of the female Marines who participated in the gender integration tests earlier this year have been approved for career field changes into the infantry field, these four women shipped to recruit training with the intent of heading to the School of Infantry following boot camp graduation.

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