Marines delay plan to require pullups in female fitness test after half of recruits fail

  • by: PAULINE JELINEK , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 3, 2014 - 4:06 AM

WASHINGTON — More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs.

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