You've probably heard the Marine slogan: The few, the proud, the Marines. I want to introduce you to the brave and the strong. I'm talking about the women who are proud to call themselves Marines.

Since 1918, women have served in the Marine Corps. The women are separated from the men during training.

In 1949, nearly 70 years ago, the Marines activated a separate command for the sole purpose of training female recruits. This command later became the 4th Recruit Training Battalion and now serves as the only battalion in the Corps for training female recruits at Parris Island.