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Identical twins are first to join U.S. Army at the same time

(NBC) - A California Army recruiter is seeing double after two California teenagers became the first female identical twins to enlist on the same day.

Meileen Ventura-Benel is joining the active duty forces. Her sister Melissa is joining the reserves. Boot camp is next month.

The sisters, who were born in Peru but moved to the U.S. as children, said they're excited to serve the country that adopted them.

"I'm Peruvian, born there, but this is where I'm supposed to be," Melissa said. "I'm proud of what I'm doing."

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