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75th Anniversary of Marine Corps Women's Reserve
Defense Media Activity - Marines
Feb. 12, 2018 | 2:06
This episode of Marine Time Machine explains the history and importance of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve, in honor of their 75th anniversary. Marine Time Machine is a short video series that highlights different periods of Marine Corps history.

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