Skip to comments.Michelle Obama sponsors Navy’s first submarine with all-female crew
Posted on 05/28/2012 4:32:46 PM PDT by beebuster2000
The USS Illinois, the first Navy submarine to be staffed by an all-female crew, received the support of the White House on Memorial Day.
On Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama officially sponsored the Virginia-class submarine, which will be one of the newest nuclear-powered boats scheduled to enter the fleet by 2015, according to a White House statement.
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Here we go again.
Actually, wouldn’t that solve the fraternization issues? Women are intellectually capable of handling a nuclear sub. (Well, not me, math was never my strong point! But SOME women can handle it. ;o)
I think this may be an experiment worth trying.
If a female crew member spills their coffee does it still leave a seaman stain?
New twist on going down....
New subs don’t have to raise the periscope either...
How can 24 women run a fast attack sub?
Also none of them hold rank over LT.
“Coming up on tonight’s 10 O’clock News, military leaders in Moscow are on high alert due to intelligence reports indicating it’s ‘that time of the month’ aboard the American Navy submarine Illinois. ...”
The USS Estrogen
Obviously, an all-female submarine crew is a deliberate political act, the purpose of which is absolutely superfluous serving no military purpose except as a function of nefarious political correctness.
vagina class sub.....
Women’s menstrual cycles tend to synchronize in much less enclosed environments than a submarine. I wonder if PMS will be a problem.
From the reader comments:
“Am I the only one who sees the irony of the first black,
First Lady launching the first segregated military unit in this century?”
an all woman submarine is a better idea than a coed submarine. the under water pressure and close quarters turn coed navy subs instantly into love boats. ... to the considerable consternation and unhappiness of spouses onshore.
Oh yea right, rig for Silent Running? I don’t think you can keep that crew quiet.
Submarine decks don’t stain.
That’s what she said...
“Michelle Obama officially sponsored”
I didn’t know yetis could sponsor a ship.