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  • Veteran's biography: force
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    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [Opening of Red Cross Club in Japan, 1945]

    • 1945-12-24
    • A crowd of sailors sit in chairs and on the floor for opening night of the Red Cross Club at the Naval Operating Base at Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay), Okanawa, Japan, on Christmas Eve 1945."Tex" and Mary Clark are the women seated on the front row...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Female airman doing a pull-up, 2003 ]

    • 2003-11-07
    • A female airman does a pull-up exercise from a beam in a tent while stationed in Iraq in July 2003. A male airman looks on. Both service members are dressed in desert combat uniforms.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [A female airman lifts weights in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003-07-11
    • A female airman, in desert combat uniform, uses a barbell to workout while stationed in Iraq in 2003. Camouflage netting appears to cover the makeshift weight room.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Jane Beetham Jones at dock, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • A female Marine, likely Jane Beetham Jones, walks near a dock, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines summer service uniform and matching garrison cap. A ship can be seen in the background and bicycles are parked near the water.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is handed to the first of five officers representing " Kathryn Wirkus' five rank promotions during her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Pictured are the officers representing 2nd lieutenant and 1st lieutenant.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female officers perform the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is passed to Captain Jennifer Suarez from a first lieutenant at the retirement ceremony of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005. The women represent two of Wirkus' five ranks during her air force career.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Company 1, 3rd Regiment, 1st Wac Training Center, 1945]

    • 1945-05-22
    • A group photograph of Company 1 of the 3rd Regiment at the 1st WAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, taken 22 May 1945. All WAC personnel are wearing service dress uniforms with skirts and barracks caps. The male officer is wearing an army...
    • WV0468 Mary L. Sutton Oral History
    • [Chow line in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003
    • A line of service people await entrance to the tent structure serving as the mess hall at a U.S. military installation in Iraq, 2003. The two green devices are hand washing stations.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [WACs serve food in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • A line of Women's Army Corps (WAC) members in white food handler uniforms serve a meal to servicemen in April of 1945. A supply of Eddy's sliced bread can be seen on the shelf behind the women. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Smith, Swann,...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Flag folding, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A member of the honor guard performs the flag folding at Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Wirkus sits in the background.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [WAF unit on parade, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • A squadron of WAFs march toward the camera while on parade at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, circa 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [ANC nurse in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A U.S. Army Air Forces evacuation nurse, a friend of Betty Godin, sits on a fence in India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Women's Army Corps newsletter, July 1943]

    • 1943-07
    • A United States Women's Army Corps [WAC] Newsletter. Articles include information about various WAC publications, proper nutrition, information on WAC director Oveta Culp Hobby, WAC recruitment practices, and enlistment standards.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers

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