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Women aviators take command.

On 29 July, Rear Adm. Nora Tyson assumed command of Carrier Strike Group 2 aboard USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77). She is the first woman to command a carrier strike group. On 3 June, Navy Times reported that Capt. Sara Joyner was selected to be the Navy's first woman carrier air group commander. CNO Adm. Gary Roughead announced the selection at the 23rd annual Women's Leadership Symposium in Washington, D.C. Joyner is slated to command CVW-14, which is currently assigned to USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), and is likely to join the unit first as deputy CAG in September 2011 and then assume command 12 to 18 months later, according to Navy spokesman Lt. Nate Christensen.

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Title Annotation:Nora Tyson; Sara Joyner
Author:Babb, Colin E.
Publication:Naval Aviation News
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 22, 2010
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