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Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan, assigned to the Blue crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741), receives her submarine warfare officer device from former shipmate Lt. Jason Brethauer during a Dec. 5, 2012, ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Wash. Noonan is one of three Sailors to become the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes/U.S. Navy)
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Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan, assigned to the Blue crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741), receives her submarine warfare officer device from former shipmate Lt. Jason Brethauer during a Dec. 5, 2012, ceremony at Naval Base Kitsap in Bangor, Wash. Noonan is one of three Sailors to become the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines. (Chief Mass Communication Specialist Ahron Arendes/U.S. Navy)

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