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First female submariners find few obstacles
Kitsap Sun (WA) ^ | June 16, 2012 | Ed Friedrich

Posted on 06/18/2012 5:13:53 PM PDT by QT3.14

Female submariners are fitting right in.

Since reporting to their boats in November, 25 women who broke one of the Navy's final gender barriers have gone on patrol and been accepted among their crews.

"The men adjusted to us being there, and we adjusted to them," said Lt. j.g. Megan Bittner of the USS Ohio gold crew. "It was quick. There were no big problems. No stumbling blocks along the way. It was just learning as a junior officer how you fit on the boat."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: military; navy; submarine; troopsupport; women
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1 posted on 06/18/2012 5:13:57 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14

What would the guys say off the record?


2 posted on 06/18/2012 5:14:54 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: QT3.14

ROFLMAO. Sure....


3 posted on 06/18/2012 5:16:17 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: QT3.14

Absolutely nothing to celebrate, but rather to rue.

How sad to put women in harm’s way to satisfy a PC agenda from a bunch of female politicians who’d never serve anyway.

A very sad thing.


4 posted on 06/18/2012 5:16:41 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: QT3.14
female submariners

this is a really bad idea.

5 posted on 06/18/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: QT3.14
First female submariners find few obstacles

Beards growing out just fine?

6 posted on 06/18/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT by x
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To: QT3.14

One of the best things about the female anatomy : It is designed to fit most everyone.


7 posted on 06/18/2012 5:18:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: QT3.14

except when they get their gd kotex clogged in the ball valves when trying to blow sanitaries overboard.


8 posted on 06/18/2012 5:19:27 PM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: QT3.14

This won’t end well.


9 posted on 06/18/2012 5:21:23 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Hammerhead

I can understand a petticoat crew, maybe on a boomer. But what happens on a long term cruise when some rating gets pregnant.

Especially if you’re on a boomer and you can’t just come in off a classified cruise.

Jeebus.

Best,

Chris


10 posted on 06/18/2012 5:21:58 PM PDT by section9
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To: QT3.14
"The men adjusted to us being there, and we adjusted to them..."

Of course they did. It beats having to wait until shore leave to scratch the itch...

11 posted on 06/18/2012 5:24:40 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: QT3.14
"Since reporting to their boats in November, 25 women who broke one of the Navy's final gender barriers have gone on patrol and been accepted among their crews."

As if there were any problems anyone from the top down would dare say a word. PLEASE!

12 posted on 06/18/2012 5:25:08 PM PDT by Desron13
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To: QT3.14

I am glad I retired when I did.


13 posted on 06/18/2012 5:26:41 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: Venturer

Now, now, now, bite your tongue seaman.


14 posted on 06/18/2012 5:27:01 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Hammerhead
clogged in the ball valves when trying to blow sanitaries overboard.

It's even worse on the T-hulls (Tridents). Dirty sanitaries are pumped, not blown. The dirties have dedicated pumps (not the Main Drain Pump),but still.

15 posted on 06/18/2012 5:30:39 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: QT3.14

We will see the first pregnancies within the next 12 months.

LLS


16 posted on 06/18/2012 5:31:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: laweeks
How sad to put women in harm’s way to satisfy a PC agenda from a bunch of female politicians who’d never serve anyway.

Political Correctness is intellectual AIDS. Everything it touches it sickens and eventually kills.

-- William S. Lind

17 posted on 06/18/2012 5:31:57 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: QT3.14
It must be like this, just one big, happy, PC, socially-engineered crew. ("Girls are what you sleep with after the game...not what you coach during the game.")


18 posted on 06/18/2012 5:32:11 PM PDT by twister881
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To: QT3.14
25 women who broke one of the Navy's final gender barriers have gone on patrol and been accepted among their crews.

Ahh, peachy keen, just like the repeal of DADT has gone so smooth. /sarc

19 posted on 06/18/2012 5:33:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: section9
But what happens on a long term cruise when some rating gets pregnant.

Especially if you’re on a boomer and you can’t just come in off a classified cruise.



Even a boomer doing 3 knots to nowhere will have to break off patrol and bring a pregnant female back to port. Submarines simply aren't equipped to deal with pregnancy and the potential complications thereof. Same reason submariners aren't allowed to go to sea with their wisdom teeth. Not to mention the fact that, IIRC, it is illegal to expose a fetus to occupational radiation.
20 posted on 06/18/2012 5:34:21 PM PDT by rottndog (Political Correctness KILLS...)
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To: LibLieSlayer
You mean the gals will be collecting seamen?
21 posted on 06/18/2012 5:37:19 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: twister881

“We sunk a truck!”


22 posted on 06/18/2012 5:42:53 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Hammerhead

That’s gross.


23 posted on 06/18/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: QT3.14
I guess the following song is obsolete:

Men, men, men,
We're a ship all full of men,
So throw your condoms over board there's nothing here but men!

24 posted on 06/18/2012 5:46:16 PM PDT by AU72
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To: jazusamo

There was a rather extensive thread over the past several days about women getting into Ranger School. My final take on it was this:

In 5 years after women join the Rangers/SEALS/Delta/(I add in Subs here) you will hear talking heads in and out of the military who will say things like:

NEWS ANCHOR/POLITICIAN/MILITARY COMMANDER: “When we integrated women and homosexuals into these units, people were saying it was going to be a disaster, that it would hurt mission capability, morale and such. We are more capable now than we have ever been, and have the moral buttress of diversity and equality. Remember how they said the same thing about the military when blacks were going to be integrated back in 1946? Same result here...the world didn’t end, and it won’t. It was the right thing to do, and we can all be proud of the diversity we now see.”

I HATE it when I am right, and this quickly, too.


25 posted on 06/18/2012 5:46:47 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: All

In the sewer pipe service, there’s nothing that can’t be accomplished with an appropriate CNO order and a few cases of FDS.


26 posted on 06/18/2012 5:52:42 PM PDT by RedsHunter
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To: QT3.14

27 posted on 06/18/2012 5:53:45 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: QT3.14

[What would the guys say off the record?]

Something, something, filled with seamen.


28 posted on 06/18/2012 5:54:13 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Bratch

Female submariners = Sperm whales.


29 posted on 06/18/2012 5:59:53 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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30 posted on 06/18/2012 6:04:00 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: rlmorel
I've little doubt you're correct about what the talking heads will be saying, but that sure doesn't make it true.

I doubt seriously we'll be hearing about the tragedy's this will cause and the cost regarding military readiness.

Flying fighter planes is one thing, even being a part of crews in larger aircraft but when it comes to subs, ground pounders, Rangers/SEALS/Delta it's a whole different story.

31 posted on 06/18/2012 6:06:13 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: QT3.14

“how you fit on the boat”

She put her finger on the key issue.


32 posted on 06/18/2012 6:07:44 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: QT3.14

Women on a sub.

Range, 50 milimeters. Ready torpedo tubes one and two.

Fire one.

One away, sir!

Fire two.

Two away sir!

Direct hit! It’s twins, sir.


33 posted on 06/18/2012 6:09:37 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: central_va

At least she learned to keep the pockets buttoned. :)


34 posted on 06/18/2012 6:10:05 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: QT3.14

Make a hole !


35 posted on 06/18/2012 6:10:14 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: QT3.14

Join the Navy to ride the Waves.

(an oldie but a goodie)


36 posted on 06/18/2012 6:10:38 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: QT3.14

It will give a whole new meaning to the term “Hot Racking”


37 posted on 06/18/2012 6:13:17 PM PDT by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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Ahh, peachy keen, just like the repeal of DADT has gone so smooth. /sarc

Speaking of DADT and women in the Obama Navy…

Avast ye! Ye shiver me timbers……Arrrrgh matey...

/sarc


38 posted on 06/18/2012 6:18:53 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: QT3.14

Apologizing to pirates everywhere.


39 posted on 06/18/2012 6:21:05 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: laweeks

Never did serve, never would serve, just blow smoke and BS.
That’s all you need to push other girls into places they do not belong.Hypocrisy has no limits.


40 posted on 06/18/2012 6:26:30 PM PDT by gfbtbb (The answer to your question will not be found here.)
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To: QT3.14
I am so claustrophobic I can't even read this article! I am such a wimp.
41 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:22 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: QT3.14

We’ll see how long it takes for the first one to turn up pregnant.


42 posted on 06/18/2012 6:28:45 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: section9
But what happens on a long term cruise when some rating gets pregnant.

Sue the Navy and call for more regulations and grant $$$ to liberal professors to study the system.

43 posted on 06/18/2012 6:29:18 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: QT3.14

PMS Post menstrual submariner


44 posted on 06/18/2012 6:30:06 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Hammerhead

Yep-—the reason they should never be on board to “serve”. They are a hinderance and liability and take up the same space as one male who they can NEVER be equal to-—in strength or emotional calm. A woman is not a man and no matter, how hard they try——they are never interchangeable.

This is a “utopian” Marxist ideal.....to destroy us from within and destroy Natural Laws-—to force the Big Lie that men and women are interchangeable-—the reason for homosexual “marriage” insanity.

Marx wanted no differences between the sexes and no mothers and fathers-—the state would raise all children and shape their worldview. This is to kill the mother instinct and the male instinct to “protect” women. It is to destroy the complementary cohesion of male and female. You never treat male and female the same-—they are not. It is fact!

The conditioning and brainwashing continues and the military has been infiltrated by Marxists to destroy it.


45 posted on 06/18/2012 6:31:01 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: QT3.14
whats the over/under for when the first one gets pregnant???
46 posted on 06/18/2012 6:41:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Surely there’s some bookmakers in Vegas or Britain that will offer that betting line?


47 posted on 06/18/2012 6:44:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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PMS Post menstrual submariner

New submarine classification. Here's an idea for the first hull number with an all-
female crew:


48 posted on 06/18/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by QT3.14 ( USA: Likely only country in world history to adopt policies and laws that ensure self-destruction)
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To: QT3.14
The men adjusted to us being there, and we adjusted to them," said Lt. j.g. Megan Bittner of the USS Ohio gold crew.

Can she please explain what adjusting she had to do, since she wasn't even on the sub before?

I'm more or less resigned to this, but there are still some comments that cause me to want to kick someone's ass.

49 posted on 06/18/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: nascarnation
prolly InTrade... 8^)
50 posted on 06/18/2012 6:55:29 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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