Nation: Women May Yet Save The Army

A hopeful view of the change sweeping all the armed forces

It is one of the strangest remodeling jobs undertaken by the U.S. Navy. Inside the aging repair ship U.S.S. Vulcan, anchored at Norfolk, Va., aluminum sheeting is being stretched from floor to ceiling to divide the sleeping quarters. Near by, urinals are being ripped out, while extra electrical outlets are being provided for hair dryers.

When work on the Vulcan is completed next month, the Navy will be able to pipe aboard the first women crew members ever to serve on its ocean-going vessels...

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