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Exclusive: Navy to Lift Ban on Women Serving Aboard Submarines
ABC News ^ | February 23, 2010 | DAVID KERLEY and LUIS MARTINEZ

Posted on 02/23/2010 11:15:53 AM PST by SloopJohnB

Women are a big step closer to serving on U.S. Navy submarines. ABC News has learned that the Navy has decided to lift the ban on female submarine crew members. Subs are one of the last places in the military from which women are excluded.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: agenda; bhodod; cluelessindc; dumb; idiocy; militarywomen; navy; pc; sink; submarine; usmilitary; usnavy; women
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Surface ships are one thing where fooling around and pregnancy happens (like the bumper sticker says).

Cooped up on long patrols with sexual tension........?

1 posted on 02/23/2010 11:15:53 AM PST by SloopJohnB
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To: SloopJohnB

Oh that sounds like fun... /s


2 posted on 02/23/2010 11:16:30 AM PST by OKSooner (NoMoBHO)
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To: SloopJohnB
Queue the Jokes now...

Dive! Dive! Dive!
3 posted on 02/23/2010 11:18:19 AM PST by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: SloopJohnB

Helen Thomas has volunteered to go first.


4 posted on 02/23/2010 11:18:23 AM PST by Waverunner ( "Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too." Voltaire)
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To: SloopJohnB

My son was a submariner. doesn’t sound like a good idea.

But then with the militaries new policy..maybe there will not be a problem from either sex. lol


5 posted on 02/23/2010 11:18:28 AM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: SloopJohnB

Total insanity plus repeal of don’t ask don’t tell. Good-bye US military might.


6 posted on 02/23/2010 11:18:58 AM PST by jpsb
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To: SloopJohnB
Will it be painted pink?
7 posted on 02/23/2010 11:18:58 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

Will Operation Petticoat become a training film?


8 posted on 02/23/2010 11:21:02 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SloopJohnB

More federally funded abortions in . . . 3 . . . 2 . . . 1.


9 posted on 02/23/2010 11:21:31 AM PST by naturalized
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To: King_Corey

Take ‘er down ... full ...


10 posted on 02/23/2010 11:21:53 AM PST by BlueLancer (I'm getting a fine tootsy-frootsying right here...)
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To: SloopJohnB

When they first proposed this many years ago they discussed the lack of space on subs. They discussed removing weapons systems and other important facilities to make accommodations for women such as separate toilets and showers.

What accommodations are they making for the ladies and how does this hurt our ability to wage war?


11 posted on 02/23/2010 11:22:21 AM PST by HEM
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To: SloopJohnB

Uh oh!


12 posted on 02/23/2010 11:22:24 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: massgopguy

Beat me by 23 seconds.


13 posted on 02/23/2010 11:22:55 AM PST by PfromHoGro (Free Rush)
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To: SloopJohnB

What’s long and hard and filled with, er, seawomen? Forget it, it doesn’t work anymore.


14 posted on 02/23/2010 11:23:03 AM PST by coaltrain
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15 posted on 02/23/2010 11:23:09 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: SloopJohnB

They’re away and swimming sir!


16 posted on 02/23/2010 11:23:13 AM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: HEM

gives new meaning to phrase “hot bunk”


17 posted on 02/23/2010 11:23:15 AM PST by slapshot (""USAF- when you absolutely, positively need it delivered on target, on time, right away)
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To: SloopJohnB

Whatta joke! Our military has been subverted and socially engineered for a second place finish.


18 posted on 02/23/2010 11:23:45 AM PST by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of Liberal's never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: SloopJohnB
Report fails to mention that only butt ugly chicks and bull dykes will be allowed in submarines. Photobucket
19 posted on 02/23/2010 11:23:52 AM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: SloopJohnB

WELL, LORD LOVE A DUCK! WHO WILL BE MANNING THE SUB? THIS HAS TO HAVE COME FROM A RANK “PROGRESSIVE”, YOU KNOW, THE SAME GUYS WHO PUT OVERT SEX ON TV, SEX-ED IN THE SCHOOLS, PORN ON EVERY CORNER, ANDARE TRYING TO BURY THE BIBLE!


20 posted on 02/23/2010 11:24:22 AM PST by Paperdoll ( PLEASE FORGIVE THE CAPS. I HAVE M.D..)
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To: SloopJohnB

So when does the love boat actually depart on it’s next cruise?


21 posted on 02/23/2010 11:24:36 AM PST by puppypusher
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To: SloopJohnB

Sir,The tampons seem to have clogged the torpedo tube.


22 posted on 02/23/2010 11:25:16 AM PST by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of Liberal's never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: Marty62
My son was a submariner. doesn’t sound like a good idea.


The article says they're deployed for around 7 mos. I don't know how anyone can stand that. Do they get any breaks at all to get Vitamin D and sunshine in their systems? I think I'd rather be in the desert!....maybe.

23 posted on 02/23/2010 11:25:39 AM PST by Jessarah
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To: King_Corey

Hear the one about the gay whale who attacked a submarine?

He grabbed onto the end of the boat and sucked the seamen out.


24 posted on 02/23/2010 11:25:50 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SloopJohnB
So one month into a deployment, under the ice, she has an ectopic pregnancy.
25 posted on 02/23/2010 11:28:16 AM PST by Pan_Yan (Is the sarcasm tag really necessary?)
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To: SloopJohnB

26 posted on 02/23/2010 11:28:40 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SloopJohnB

I DO NOT agree with placing women on our submarines.

I’m a thirty year throw back, since I’ve never been a supporter of women in the military.

That’s my take on it, and I haven’t morphed it over time. I’m sure many people disagree with me.

That being said, I respect women for having served just as much as I do the men, but if I had my druthers, women would be out.


27 posted on 02/23/2010 11:29:00 AM PST by DoughtyOne (God, Family, Friends, Home, Town, State, the U.S., Conservatism, Free Republic & a dollar a day...)
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To: DoughtyOne

For what it’s worth, I agree with you completely.


28 posted on 02/23/2010 11:31:19 AM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: puppypusher

the rest of the story:

...the new chickmarines will be painted pink with peace signs, torpedoes replaced by makeup chambers, massage parlors, bikini gear and sunning saloooons.
Supply of white flags with 0ooooohusssseeiiin pres..ent portarait.
Hollywood working on movies depicting how they disarmed the terrrorrrists with love.


29 posted on 02/23/2010 11:34:01 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (fffffFRrrreeeeepppeeee-ssed!)
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To: SloopJohnB

The navy term “hot bunking” will take on an entirely new meaning.


30 posted on 02/23/2010 11:34:22 AM PST by Banjoguy (Barack H. Obama and the Democrats are at war with the American people.)
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To: SloopJohnB
As a retired Navy CPO with 26 years of service,albeit many years ago,I have asked myself the following question many times.

How does having women at sea manning a combat vessel improve the combat efficiency,or the good order and discipline,of that vessel?

I know the answer,but all I ever heard from the powers that be was the chirping of crickets. Just my humble opinion.

BTW the answer is...it doesn't.

31 posted on 02/23/2010 11:35:26 AM PST by oldsalt (There's no such thing as a free lunch.)
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To: MaryFromMichigan; DoughtyOne

That makes two of us.


32 posted on 02/23/2010 11:36:09 AM PST by Sister_T (Stealing from the rich to give to the poor is still stealing ... Exodus 20:15)
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To: DoughtyOne

I also agree with you. I cannot think of one instance where having women in the military has enhanced our capabilities


33 posted on 02/23/2010 11:36:47 AM PST by Rooivalk
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To: SloopJohnB

The Navy is mixing gasoline (young men) and dynamite (young women) all while declaring that they have a strong policy against sparks (sex). Good luck, but we already know the outcome!


34 posted on 02/23/2010 11:38:31 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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Report fails to mention that only butt ugly chicks and bull dykes will be allowed in submarines.

Geez, that sure doesn't paint a good recruiting poster.

35 posted on 02/23/2010 11:38:41 AM PST by red tie
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To: oldsalt

More hope and change from our Community-Organizer-in-Chief.


36 posted on 02/23/2010 11:39:59 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: SloopJohnB

37 posted on 02/23/2010 11:40:30 AM PST by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: NativeNewYorker

I think those guys prefer “Sea Men.”


38 posted on 02/23/2010 11:41:10 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: SloopJohnB

Another stupid idea from this government. STS2/SS


39 posted on 02/23/2010 11:42:02 AM PST by bmwcyle (Free the Navy Seals)
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To: SloopJohnB

Somebody has to clean and cook!


40 posted on 02/23/2010 11:44:26 AM PST by Pajama Blogger
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To: SloopJohnB
The wiser male members of the crew should refuse to board the boat, en masse. The less wise should also, even if they don't understand how really bad an idea this is. There are other jobs available for Navy women where these issues don't arise.
41 posted on 02/23/2010 11:44:58 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Rooivalk

“I cannot think of one instance where having women in the military has enhanced our capabilities.”

Ludmilla Pavlichenko

Heck, even Dr. Ruth.

http://www.snopes.com/medical/doctor/drruth.asp


42 posted on 02/23/2010 11:45:21 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: SloopJohnB

There will be fights and lots of submariner babies.

LLS


43 posted on 02/23/2010 11:46:44 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: HEM

>our ability to wage war?

We’re never gonna use them anyway, so why not try something new.

Now the officers will have to be relationship counselors and therapists like their surface counterparts.

Just saw the 6 hour German TV version of Das Boot on Comcast ondemand. I know the USN is far more considerate of creature comforts and there’s more space, but women in those quarters will be the stuff of legendary Naval scuttlebutt on land!


44 posted on 02/23/2010 11:47:54 AM PST by swarthyguy
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I know the USN is far more considerate of creature comforts and there’s more space, but women in those quarters will be the stuff of legendary Naval scuttlebutt on land!

I was on an old 637 class which is cramped by today's standards but it was a mansion compared to the old WWII boats.

45 posted on 02/23/2010 11:50:25 AM PST by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: SloopJohnB

What the frack happened to this country. As recently as 10 years ago, this proposal was considered unthinkable!


46 posted on 02/23/2010 11:51:27 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: SloopJohnB
This article does not square with this other April, 2008 article in the New York Times.

US Navy Mans Two Nuclear Subs with Women

"with the backing of outgoing President George Bush, the Navy plans to get women into submarines and avoid mixing with seamen by making two US Virginia class subs consist of all-female crew and officers.

One of the first female Prospective Commanding Officers for submarines, Commander Sarah Bentworth, is eager to get started. She spend two tours aboard the USS Virginia in order to prepare for her first sub command. The Navy spokesman says the plan should be implemented by Dec 2009."

47 posted on 02/23/2010 11:52:59 AM PST by Jeff Gordon (Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SloopJohnB
Navy to Lift Ban on Women Serving Aboard Submarines

Yeah, this'll end well.

Carry on.

48 posted on 02/23/2010 11:54:17 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: ColdWater

Had to go look.

49 posted on 02/23/2010 11:57:24 AM PST by swarthyguy
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To: oldsalt
Possibly now the Navy will revisit the naming of its subs, and choose to honor some of the great fleet boats of WW II..there's the Wahoo!, Barracuda, Bonefish, Plunger, Pompon, and of course Bang to choose from..
50 posted on 02/23/2010 12:00:16 PM PST by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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