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USS Constitution has first female commander in its 224-year history

Commander Billie Farrell salutes after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, the first woman to hold that position in the ship's 224-year history, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell salutes after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, the first woman to hold that position in the ship's 224-year history, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell salutes after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, the first woman to hold that position in the ship's 224-year history, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander Billie Farrell speaks as she becomes the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell speaks as she becomes the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell speaks as she becomes the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute each other as Commander Farelll became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute each other as Commander Farelll became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute each other as Commander Farelll became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander Billie Farrell and crew members salute as she arrives for a ceremony to become the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell and crew members salute as she arrives for a ceremony to become the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell and crew members salute as she arrives for a ceremony to become the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander Billie Farrell stands on deck after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell stands on deck after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell stands on deck after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute each other as Commander Farelll became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute each other as Commander Farelll became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute each other as Commander Farelll became the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute during a changing of command ceremony to make Commander Farelll the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute during a changing of command ceremony to make Commander Farelll the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander John Benda and Commander Billie Farrell salute during a changing of command ceremony to make Commander Farelll the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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A plaque is displayed showing the commanders of the USS Constitution before a ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the newest commanding officer, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A plaque is displayed showing the commanders of the USS Constitution before a ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the newest commanding officer, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A plaque is displayed showing the commanders of the USS Constitution before a ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the newest commanding officer, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander Billie Farrell salutes after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, the first woman to hold that position in the ship's 224-year history, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell salutes after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, the first woman to hold that position in the ship's 224-year history, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell salutes after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, the first woman to hold that position in the ship's 224-year history, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022.  REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro arrives for a change of command ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro arrives for a change of command ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro arrives for a change of command ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks during a change of command ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks during a change of command ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro speaks during a change of command ceremony to make Commander Billie Farrell the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Commander Billie Farrell stands on deck after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell stands on deck after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Commander Billie Farrell stands on deck after becoming the commanding officer of the USS Constitution, in Boston, Massachusetts, January 21, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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