Friday, April 29, 2011

Women Can Now Serve Aboard U.S. Attack Subs

The Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine USS Hartford (SSN 768) returns to Naval Submarine Base New London after a month-long surface transit from Bahrain. (Lt. Patrick Evans/U.S. Navy)

SECNAV: Women Will Serve On Attack Subs -- Navy Times

The Navy’s top civilian said that attack submarines are in the future for both enlisted and commissioned women.

As the first wave of female officers moves through training to report to ballistic and guided-missile submarines in November, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said enlisted women should also have the opportunity to serve on submarines. Additionally, both enlisted women and female officers should be allowed to serve onboard attack submarines, not just the guided-missile and ballistic boats open to them today.

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My Comment: You can no longer smoke on a U.S. sub .... and now women can go aboard .... yup .... the times are a changing.

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