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    • [Navy wedding, 1963]

    • 1963-06
    • Wedding portrait of naval officers Sylvia Cass and Jack Reid, attended by maid of honor Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis and an unidentified man (possibly chaplain J.D. Cox), in Long Beach, California, in June 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAVE in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • WAVE lieutenant junior grade Carol Abackbank(", a Japanese American, poses in her swimsuit at Long Beach, California, in 1962. In the water behind her, many ships can be seen. The back of photo reads "we took this pin-up type so she could send a...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [U.S. Navy WAVES musical review, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • U.S. Navy WAVES perform a musical review, circa 1945. All the women wear the WAVES blue service dress uniform and matching garrison cap. There is a cartoon character holding a feather on the center microphone.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [Bethany Gibson in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003
    • U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Bethany Gibson, in three-color desert combat uniform, sits in an inflatable structure surrounded by boxes while stationed in Iraq in 2003.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Katherine Mendez in DCU, 2003]

    • 2003
    • U.S. Air Force servicewoman Katherine Mendez, in three-color desert combat uniform (DCU), waves to the camera while on her way to Iraq in 2003.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Ingrid Ruffin in the gym, 2003]

    • 2003
    • U.S. Air Force servicewoman Ingrid Ruffin is pictured using a weight machine at the base gym while stationed in Iraq. According to Ruffin, they frequently spent at least 3 hours a day there.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Erica Johnson in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003
    • U.S. Air Force servicewoman Erica Johnson, in desert camouflage boonie hat, walks through a U.S. military installation in Iraq in 2003. Military vehicles and a tent can be seen in the background.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Erica Johnson in body armor, 2003]

    • 2003
    • U.S. Air Force servicewoman Erica Johnson poses in "coffee stain camouflage" three-color desert combat patterned body armor over a blue t-shirt in a Alaska Small Shelter in Iraq in 2003. On a hanger behind her is a pair of the desert camouflage...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Air Force personnel arrive in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003-09-07
    • U.S. Air Force personnel, all wearing three-color camouflage desert combat uniforms, take a break after arriving in Iraq in 2003. Several sit on duffel bags and other forms of luggage. In the background a generator, several structures, supplies,...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Four female airmen by tank in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003-05-09
    • U.S. Air Force members Howe, Ingrid Ruffin, Gina, and Katherine Mendez pose for a group photo in front of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle while they were stationed in Iraq in May 2003. The women are dressed in desert combat uniforms with boonie hats,...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Female airmen with rifles in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003-04-14
    • U.S. Air Force members Bethany Gibson (left) and Kenny Jo pose back to back holding their M16 rifles while stationed in Iraq in April 2003. Both women are dressed in three-color camouflage desert combat uniforms; Gibson's has staff sergeant [E5]...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Foreign Officers at pool party, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Two foreign naval officers and two women in cocktail dresses chat while seated in lawn chairs at a pool party at U.S. Naval Station Long Beach in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Two Women Marines, 1954]

    • 1954-06
    • Two female Marines, possibly including Jane Beetham Jones on the right, stand together in green and white seersucker summer service uniforms at the Marine Corps League Convention in June 1954.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Dancing at Foreign Officer party, 1962]

    • 1962-08-15
    • Two couples, including Shirley Thacker Lewis (left) and her naval officer partner from Oklahoma City, dance while a band performs at a party she helped organize for U.S. and Argentine officers visiting the Long Beach Naval Station in August 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Servicewomen with guns, 2003]

    • 2003
    • Three female members of the U.S. Air Force, including Ingrid Ruffin (center) and Erica Johnson (right), hold their weapons while riding to work in the back of a military vehicle. The women were stationed in Northern Iraq in 2003.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Makeshift porch in Iraq, circa 2003]

    • 2003-07-10
    • This porch area between Alaska Small Shelters was constructed by the USAF 606th Air Control Squadron [ACS] while stationed in Northern Iraq. On the porch can be seen a swinging love-seat, a couch, a dartboard, and a handmade desk. Camouflage...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Shirley Thacker outside barracks, 1961]

    • 1961-10
    • Shirley Thacker Lewis stands outside the WAVE officer quarters wearing her blue service uniform while at Officer Candidate School in October 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Shirley Thacker in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis poses on a beach in her swimsuit while stationed at Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers

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