MUSA QALA, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 17: (SPAIN OUT, FRANCE OUT, AFP OUT) Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley,22, US Marine with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental ... more 
MUSA QALA, AFGHANISTAN - NOVEMBER 17: (SPAIN OUT, FRANCE OUT, AFP OUT) Hospital Corpsman Shannon Crowley,22, US Marine with the FET (Female Engagement Team) 1st Battalion 8th Marines, Regimental Combat team II hands out jelly beans to Afghan boys while on patrol November 17, 2010 in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. There are 48 women presently working along the volatile front lines of the war in Afghanistan deployed as the second Female Engagement team participating in a more active role, gaining access where men can't. The women, many who volunteer for the 6.5 month deployment take a 10 week course at Camp Pendleton in California where they are trained for any possible situation, including learning Afghan customs and basic Pashtun language. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images) less 
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