Female submariners

Master Chief Rusty Staub, assigned to Submarine Group 9 Command, congratulates Lt. j.g. Amber Cowan, assigned to the Blue crew of the ballistic missile submarine USS Maine (SSBN 741), for earning her submarine warfare officer device, Wednesday in Bangor, Wash. Cowan and Lt. j.g. Jennifer Noonan, center, are two of three Sailors to become the first female unrestricted line officers to qualify in submarines.