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1st Enlisted Female Sub Sailors Start Training in Groton

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The first four of the female enlisted sailors selected for the Navy’s “silent service” began training this week at submarine school in Groton, the latest milestone in the elimination of one of the U.S. military’s few remaining gender barriers.

The barracks at the Navy base have been reconfigured for privacy, but officials say the first co-ed class of enlisted recruits is not being received differently from any others. Continue Reading

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