Boot Camp

The first class of female recruits arrived at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego this winter, ending almost a hundred years when the boot camp accepted only men.
Steve Walsh / American Homefront

The Marines have the fewest number of women of any of the services. Though the Corps has now integrated its two boot camps, that's just one of several hurdles the Corps faces to fully embracing women.

New Air Force recruits in basic training practice social distancing in their dormitory at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas.
Sarayuth Pinthong / U.S. Air Force

The coronavirus pandemic has brought big changes to one of the defining aspects of military life -- boot camp. But some people question if the changes are adequate to protect trainees.