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By Ashley Berumen
Chief Petty Officer, Submarine Group Ten 

Wyoming's namesake ship makes history

 

April 7, 2022



It has been more than 12 years since women were authorized to serve aboard submarines. While women comprise nearly one-fourth of the Department of Defense's total force, only a small fraction of women serve on submarines.

The 15 enlisted women serving aboard the ballistic-missile submarine USS Wyoming's (SSBN 742) Blue Crew, homeported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia, recently reached a milestone accomplishment for all women who serve.

These submariners made history when they became the first enlisted female crew to complete a ballistic-missile submarine "boomer" deterrent patrol...



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