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    SWOBOSS Visits San Diego Waterfront, Celebrates 30 Years of Women Serving on Combatant Ships [Image 1 of 4]

    SWOBOSS Visits San Diego Waterfront, Celebrates 30 Years of Women Serving on Combatant Ships

    NAVY BASE SAN DIEGO, CA, UNITED STATES

    11.30.2023

    Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Kelby Sanders 

    Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

    NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO (Nov. 30, 2023) Capt. Andria Slough, commanding officer of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), delivers remarks in a ceremony honoring 30 years of women serving on combatant ships onboard amphibious landing dock ship USS Comstock (LSD 45). On Nov. 30, 1993, Congress repealed Title 10 U.S.C. Section 6015, which had previously barred women from combatant ships, preventing mixed-sex crews and situations where women would be at risk of hostile fire, capture, or direct combat. This decision was made following the First Gulf War, in which females were subjected to the front lines. On March 7, 1994, the Navy issued the first orders for women to be assigned aboard a combatant ship. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Kelby Sanders)

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    Date Taken: 11.30.2023
    Date Posted: 11.30.2023 17:59
    Photo ID: 8144421
    VIRIN: 231130-N-KL617-1088
    Resolution: 3603x2402
    Size: 1.9 MB
    Location: NAVY BASE SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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