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Now that women will be allowed to serve in all combat jobs, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps are dropping the word man from some of their job titles to make them inclusive and gender-neutral.

Much like the term fireman has evolved to firefighter, an engineman could be called an engine technician. A yeoman could be called an administrative specialist.

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus says this is one more step in how the force has changed.

Army and Air Force titles end in "man" too, but the services aren't currently considering changing them.

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter ordered the military in December to open all military jobs to women.

Carter said recently in Newport, Rhode Island, that it's appropriate to signify that change with new titles.

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