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    Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has moved to lift a decades-old policy that prohibits women from serving aboard Navy submarines, part of a gradual reconsideration of women's roles in a military fighting two wars whose front lines can be anywhere.

    At issue is the end of a policy that kept women from serving aboard the last type of ship off-limits to them. The thinking was that the close quarters aboard subs would make coed service difficult to manage.

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates notified Congress in a letter signed Friday that the Navy intends to repeal the ban on women sailors on subs. Congress has 30 days to weigh in.

    "He supports the Navy's efforts to change their policy," Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said Tuesday.

    A defense official told The Associated Press that numerous physical changes to submarines would have to be made, but that cadets who graduate from the Naval Academy this year could be among the first Navy women to take submarine posts.
    Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    I think the time has come to allow women to serve in all areas of the armed services, including subs.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Waiting on Navy Pride to chime in! I'm gonna love this!

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Navy will soon let women serve on subs



    Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    I think the time has come to allow women to serve in all areas of the armed services, including subs.
    Stupid, dumb, misguided and bad.

    That's what this idea is.

    Subs are small, their crews, smaller. What happens when they lose a gal cause she's pregnant? Eh? Say... 2 weeks before deployment? Hard to replace her with a well trained person ready to go. Happened on the Inchon quite a few times, we'd deploy and have departments and divisions short manned cause of this. And now we'll lift the ban on SUBS!

    Oh screw reality, readiness and all that mean evil ****, let's be PC!!!

    Whatever, glad I'm out and more so glad I ain't on subs, this would just piss me right the **** off.

    "We're sorry Petty Officer Vicchio, you're just gonna have to do more work and work harder cause Seaman Jones and White are both pregnant and can't deploy with us. We'll TRY to get someone on in Hawaii and you'll have plenty of time to train them up. I know I know, ya'll have 8 people and just lost 2, but hey we're a diverse Navy that doesn't discriminate, change your attitude mister!"


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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Stupid, dumb, misguided and bad.

    That's what this idea is.

    Subs are small, their crews, smaller. What happens when they lose a gal cause she's pregnant? Eh? Say... 2 weeks before deployment? Hard to replace her with a well trained person ready to go. Happened on the Inchon quite a few times, we'd deploy and have departments and divisions short manned cause of this. And now we'll lift the ban on SUBS!

    Oh screw reality, readiness and all that mean evil ****, let's be PC!!!

    Whatever, glad I'm out and more so glad I ain't on subs, this would just piss me right the **** off.

    "We're sorry Petty Officer Vicchio, you're just gonna have to do more work and work harder cause Seaman Jones and White are both pregnant and can't deploy with us. We'll TRY to get someone on in Hawaii and you'll have plenty of time to train them up. I know I know, ya'll have 8 people and just lost 2, but hey we're a diverse Navy that doesn't discriminate, change your attitude mister!"

    Sometimes, I REALLY hate people.
    You and I agree on something. The day they allow women in Infantry, Armor and Special Ops, I will be pretty angry. No offense to any women, but this business just requires men.

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    … I think the time has come to allow women to serve in all areas of the armed services, including subs.
    I agree.
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    Waiting on Navy Pride to chime in! I'm gonna love this!

    I don't know if you guys have ever been on nuclear powered sub but there is no room on them......I got a tour of the USS OHIO a trident sub by the Chief of the Boat in 1981.....I can honestly tell you the only way women can serve on a subs if they have their own......The boats are so small the guys hot bunk on them (guys share racks). a surface ship is like a luxery llner when compared to a submarine......

    A problem with having their own subs is and all women crew could not handle the physical requirements involved...........Another huge problem will be wth the wives of the guys serving on the subs........They will never put up with it....trust me...........
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I agree.
    I've got 50 rounds of 155 MM HE that I need you to move from the ammo carrier to the Gun.

    Hope you are a strong girl.

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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    I've got 50 rounds of 155 MM HE that I need you to move from the ammo carrier to the Gun.

    Hope you are a strong girl.
    Subs have P250 and P500 submersible pumps on them......they weigh about 150 lbs each.......A lot of guys can't carry them.......The only women who can would be amazons.....
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    Re: Navy will soon let women serve on subs

    Quote Originally Posted by kansaswhig View Post
    I've got 50 rounds of 155 MM HE that I need you to move from the ammo carrier to the Gun.

    Hope you are a strong girl.
    Like female firefighters have to be strong?

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