Navy Petty Officer Third Class Meghan E. Rainey graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in South Carolina.

Rainey is the daughter of C. Michael and Tina Gardner of West Linn. She is a 2007 graduate of West Linn High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from the University of Portland.

Nuclear Power School is a six-month course that trains officers and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

Graduates next undergo additional instruction at a prototype training unit before serving as a surface warfare officer aboard a nuclear-powered surface ship or as an electronics technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine.

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