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WAC

(Women's Army Corps), U.S. army organization created (1942) during World War II to enlist women as auxiliaries for noncombatant duty in the U.S. army. Before 1943 it was known as the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC). Its first director was Oveta Culp HobbyHobby, Oveta Culp,
1905–95, American public official and newspaper publisher, U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (1953–55), b. Killeen, Tex. She served as parliamentarian of the Texas house of representatives from 1925 to 1931 and from 1939 to 1941.
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. During World War II, WACs served as medical technicians, cartography clerks, secretaries, and the like in the United States and in all the theaters of war. Almost 100,000 had joined the WAC by 1945. Enlistment ended with the war's end, and rapid demobilization followed. But by 1946 the War Dept. asked for reenlistments to meet shortages in army hospitals and personnel centers. In 1948 a bill was passed by Congress formally establishing the WAC within the regular army. The WAC was dissolved in 1978.

Bibliography

See M. E. Treadwell, The Women's Army Corps (1954).

WAC

(Wholesale Applications Community, London and Pleasanton, CA, www.wacapps.net) Founded in 2010, an alliance of carriers, mobile device manufacturers and software companies that promotes common Web-based standards that enable mobile apps to run under different mobile operating systems. WAC uses HTML and a set of programming interfaces (JavaScript APIs) from the BONDI project for developing Widgets (tiny apps) and Web pages. See Tizen.
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This deal positions WACS to further leverage integration with other Bayard Group companies, expanding on partnerships like those already achieved with Cellnet+Hunt at Puget Sound Energy (PSE), Washington state's oldest and largest energy utility, to create a seamless, end-to-end AMI and MDM solution.
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WACS will provide Africa with faster and better connectivity to Europe and the world at far cheaper rates; savings which will be passed onto consumers.
We have no doubt chefs from Wales would do very well if we were allowed to compete and have been trying for several years to get full membership of WACS.
WACS will open access to faster connectivity to support innovative IP-based services such as video applications for e-education and healthcare.
The contest includes preparing a buffet for 45 visitors, and there will be a jury from the WACS, who we have collaborated with, to judge them.
He also won the Emirates Culinary Guild and WACS bronze medal award for the 'Middle East Chef of the year 2009' for Practical Cookery - Local Fish.
The government handed over exclusive capacity rights of WACS to Telecom after the launch of the sub-Saharan undersea fibre optic cable on May 2012 connecting eight West African countries.
In addition, the four-day international exhibition incorporates Top Chef & Art de Table contests, jointly organized by ACE and I LEVEL with the support of WACS -- World Association of Chef Societies, SARCA -- Saudi Arabian Chefs Association, Euro Toques, Nestle Professional and Al Mashfa, which will feature culinary skills of chefs from the finest hotels and restaurants and adjudicated by a panel of international experts.
The Master Chef WACS title is the highest level of certification that can be bestowed upon a chef in his or her career, an honor equivalent to winning an Academy Award at the Oscars.
Juraj Kalna, Executive Chef of Dubai's most exclusive restaurant, The Edge Dining & Lounge, qualified to become the official representative for Africa and the Middle East at the Continental Semi-Finals of the WACS (World Association of Chefs Society) Global Chefs Challenge in Johannesburg, just a number of weeks ago - 29th July 2009.
Joining WACS in 2002 gave the Welsh Culinary Association national status for the first time.