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Women in Combat

In this photo provided by the U.S. Navy, Lt. j.g. Luke Leveque pins the submarine officer warfare device on his wife, Lt. j.g. Marquette Leveque, at the Naval submarine base in Kings Bay, Ga., on Dec. 5, 2012. In January 2013, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lifted the ban on woman serving in combat, reversing a 1994 policy.