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Captain Amy Bauernschmidt is the first woman to take a US aircraft carrier to sea

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

On December 7, 2020, Naval Air Forces confirmed Capt. Amy N. Bauernschmidt’s selection as the first female sailor to command a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The historic selection was followed by Bauernschmidt’s assumption of command of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72), the ship where she previously served as executive officer, on August 19, 2021. Since then, the carrier had been making preparations for a regularly scheduled deployment in support of global maritime operations.

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