25 Years Ago Today–Two Female Sailors Joined the Crew of the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69)

Read more about this historic turn of events in https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/nhhc/browse-by-topic/diversity/women-in-the-navy/women-in-combat.html

USS Eisenhower

 

On 7 March 1994, the first women to serve aboard a U.S. combatant ship received their assignments from the Navy.

According to the commander of Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69), the women’s arrival on the ship on and after 10 March “produced relentless media interest that continued throughout the year.” In fact, Eisenhower accommodated more than 300 media visits that year ─ all squeezed into the short intervals between combat missions.[1]

Eisenhower’s crew of women and men participated in the key operations of 1994: Uphold Democracy, in the Caribbean; Southern Watch, in the Arabian Gulf; and Deny Flight, Provide Promise, and Sharp Guard, in the Mediterranean.[2]

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