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Navy boosts number of women on subs

  • U.S. NAVY / FEB. 14

    The Navy’s goal is to have women make up 20 percent of its submarine crew. Lt. Cmdr. Amber Cowan, assigned to the Virginia-­class submarine USS Texas, greets her husband on the submarine pier at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-­Hickam.

Eight years after the Navy announced a policy change allowing women to serve on submarines, there are 93 women aboard Pacific Fleet vessels, including nine officers on two Virginia-­class submarines at Pearl Harbor, the undersea serv­ice said. Read more

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