A fabled, more than 100-year-old football rivalry played out at today's Army-Navy game where another story also came to the fore. A 20-year-old West Point cadet, Simone Askew, became the first African-American woman to lead the traditional march-on ceremony at the game. As first captain, Askew, who is also a Rhodes Scholar, led a roughly 4,400-member Corps of Cadets onto the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia prior to the 118th Army-Navy game today.
The French Navy announced on Monday that four women will join the crew of a nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) that will soon be on patrol. The four female officers, including a doctor, underwent a two-year period of training, before joining “their submarine a week, ten days ago”, said Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Navy Chief of Staff. "They are training on land and at sea," said Admiral Prazuck. It is planned that they will make the next patrol with their comrades ". Among these pioneers are "a nuclear expert" and "an expert in diving safety".