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...