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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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It is hoped that training institutions will track their graduates and the WACS will devote more manpower and resources to this endeavour to keep abreast with the progress of their output.
Added to that is the fact that the British association, which is run from London and does almost nothing in Wales, is against our joining WACS as a full member.
Equipment installation at several government ministries in the Khomas, Oshanana and Karas Region is completed while the Piloting Phase for some government ministries in receiving the first 300 Mbit/s bandwith from WACS was already delivered last month.
He received a certificate from WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) as World Certified Chef.
During the 4-day workshop, the participants were provided with basic knowledge in creating their WACS through lectures on the first and second day.
Gugler, who is the WACS continental director for Africa & Middle East, said: "FoodEx Saudi provides the perfect platform for chefs to demonstrate their expertise to both their peers and the food industry.
The Emirates Culinary Guild is a member of WACS, the governing body of the 72-nation alliance of chef's associations worldwide.
This international event will be taking place on the 15th and 16th of May in Windhoek together with the semi-finals of the WACS Chef of the Year Challenges" said Mutavdzic.
Mwanakatwe said that Zamtel completed its optic fibre connectivity, via Namibia Telecoms, to the WACS and SAT3 submarine cables, allowing it to deliver 600Mbps of data capacity to its customers.
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They will include some of the world's most distinguished chefs, such as the WACS World President a" Chef Gissur Gudmundsson from Iceland, the President-Mentor of the Singapore Chef's Association a" Chef Otto Weibel from Switzerland, the WACS Continental Director for Africa and the Middle East a" Chef Arnold Tanzer from South Africa and many more.
We invested about US$90 million in the WACS cable which landed in Accra in the second quarter of last year, because we saw the opportunity in the country," he said.