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Milestones reached for Enlisted Women on Submarines

Saavedra the first female enlisted Sailor to earn the "dolphins."

One of the first enlisted women to serve aboard a Navy submarine earned her submarine qualification, or “dolphins,” on August 2nd and is preparing to deploy aboard USS Michigan (SSGN 727). Chief Culinary Specialist Dominique Saavedra, a native of Los Angeles, became the first female enlisted Sailor to earn her silver dolphins in a pinning ceremony held at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard on Tuesday.

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