A photo of the first Navy women to attend nuclear power school in the 1980s. Some 120 women were recruited into the nuclear Navy to join the Submarine Force and qualify to stand engineering watches. The Navy later axed the program, which was traced to resistance from senior enlisteds in the Submarine Force. Today, women officers are serving aboard some ballistic and guided missile submarines...
Seven-year-old Madison bids her dad Petty Officer 2nd Class Benjamin Doyle goodbye on his first deployment aboard the USS Jason Dunham Wednesday from Norfolk Naval Station. (Adrin Snider / June 20, 2012)
Operations Specialist 2nd Class Robert Traylor walks down the pier with his child after the guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) arrives at homeport at Naval Station Norfolk after a nine-month deployment.
USS Triton (SSRN/SSN-586), a United States Navy nuclear-powered radar picket submarine, was the first vessel to execute a submerged circumnavigation of the Earth (Operation Sandblast), doing so in early 1960.