Women's Army Corps


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Women's Army Corps:

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(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 Hobby.
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Effective 20 October 1978, the Women's Army Corps was disestablished as a separate entity and women were finally integrated into the armed forces.
I think that's part of being a Soldier anyway, but being part of the Women's Army Corps makes it even tighter," Windisch added.
Three years after Dunwoody was commissioned, the Army promoted its first female soldier to major general, and at the same time disbanded the Women's Army Corps, which had its roots steeped in World War II.
I SPENT the first weeks in that dark space, winding through reels of microfiched files on Canadian Women's Army Corps personnel diagnosed with VD.
TREADWELL, UNITED STATES ARMY IN WORLD WAR II: THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS 5-7 (Kent Roberts Greenfield ed., Office of the Chief of Military History, United States Army 1953).
In the tent designated for my panel, I joined my fellow panelist, an African American woman who had served with the WACS (Women's Army Corps) in World War II, and who would speak about her personal experiences in a racially segregated army.
Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy is the first and only woman to achieve the rank of three-star general in the United States Army, taking her from the Women's Army Corps in the late 1960s to the position of Department of the Army (DA) Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence from 1997 through 2000 in which she oversaw policies and operations affecting 45,000 people stationed worldwide.
Immediately after entering the RDFAC, diners pass through either a soldiers of excellence display area or a Women's Army Corps (WAC) hall, an area set aside to recognize the contributions of early female soldiers in the U.S.
V/Vee-we/wee, vie-wye, vied-wide, vier-wire, vies-wise, vac(vacation)-WAC (Women's Army Corps), vase-was (British pronunciation), vees/v's-wees/wheeze, vim-whim, volley-wally (British for 'a fool'), vegie-wedgie (wedge-tailed eagle, or painful men's pants pull up), vox-woks
Felicitas Flores tells of serving in a precursor to the modern-day Women's Army Corps. Apolonia Abarca served on the home front as a nurse in Corpus Christi, Texas.
But soon she was back in England, where she was sent to work with the Free French in Gloucester-shire and then the Canadian Women's Army Corps (CWACs), first in London and then in Paris, where her father was ambassador.

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