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Navy names first sub assignments for women

October 25, 2010 by  
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“The Navy has announced the first four submarines that will accept 24 female officers beginning December 2011. Until then, crew “docs” are getting refresher courses on women’s health. The first boats are the USS Wyoming (SSBN 742) and USS Georgia (SSGN 729), out of Kings Bay, Ga., and the USS Maine (SSBN 741) and USS Ohio (SSGN 726), from Bangor, Wash. The Trident boats are Ohio-class, nuclear powered, guided and ballistic missile submarines. Each has two crews, and each crew be assigned three female officers, according to a Navy release.

“Two of the women will be submarine officers, and the third female officer will be a warfare qualified supply officer,” said Lt. Rebecca Rebarich, spokeswoman for Commander, Submarine Group Ten, out of Kings Bay.

“They will be assigned to their first submarine duty station after completing training, which consists of nuclear power school, prototype training and the Submarine Officer Basic Course.”

The boats themselves are ready to accept women. “There’s no modification required,” she said, in an interview. “The accommodation is already there, as far as their berthing, or sleeping arrangement, and head,” referring to restrooms.”

SOURCE: Stars & Stripes

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