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In this photo taken Jan. 18, 2018, U.S. Navy YN1 Suraya Mattocks, one of the first female enlisted sailors to be selected to serve on submarines, poses for a portrait in front of a submarine sail at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum near her base in Keyport, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

In this photo taken Jan. 18, 2018, U.S. Navy YN1 Suraya Mattocks, one of the first female enlisted sailors to be selected to serve on submarines, poses for a portrait in front of a submarine sail at the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum near her base in Keyport, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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