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    • [SPARs aboard a boat, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Helene Lawrence (left), a male Coast Guard officer, and two fellow SPARs are pictured at the helm of a small boat flying a variant of the U.S. Coast Guard Ensign flag, circa 1945. The Coast Guard personnel are identified as Gans, Nuess, and Garus.
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • [SPAR cadets drill, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Coast Guard SPARs, in a formation of 3 lines, march in unison during drills at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Helene Lawrence appears to be front left. The caption on the back reads:"Marching with the same precision as...
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • [Helene Lawrence walking on sidewalk, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Helene Lawrence, in the SPAR officer's dress blue uniform and handbag, walks on a sidewalk. Behind her walks a sailor. A note by Lawrence on the back of the photo reads:"Here's the gal who admires you--loves and such--so get rid of the Japs and...
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • The woman Marine officer candidate

    • 1973
    • Informational brochure for members of the United States Marine Corp Woman Officer Candidate Class.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • The challenge

    • 1973-01
    • Recruiting brochure soliciting officers for the United States Marine Corps.
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • [Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee and the Woman Officer Candidate Class; December 1975]

    • 1975-12
    • Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee is seen here, second row far right, with the Woman Officer Candidate Class in December 1975. Blee served as the platoon commander for the class. All the women are wearing the United States Marine Corps Service Uniform "A".
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers, 1960-1993
    • [Fifth Squadron at commissioning, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Members of the Fifth Squadron pose together at their commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Pictured are (L to R) David Pace, Stephen Kaumans, Kathryn Wirkus, Bill Black, and Steve Torrence.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives 2nd Lieutenant bars, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has her second lieutenant bars pinned on her collar by Captain Vince Reynolds (left) and her father, Leonard Vincent Wirkus (right), a WWII veteran, during a commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Her...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Ed Edwards salutes Kathryn Wirkus, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus and her childhood friend, Technical Sergeant Ed Edwards, salute each other following Wirkus' commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Edwards earned the traditional reward of a silver dollar for being the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Four Air Force officers at commissioning parade, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Colonel Alain Boughton, the wing commander; Kathryn Wirkus; reviewing officer Major General Robert Malloy; and Bill Black pose on the tarmac at Lackland Air Force Base after the final parade and commissioning ceremony of Officer Training School in...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Chaplain, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Chaplain Father Bob McKenzie poses with Kathryn Wirkus following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron on commissioning day, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The entire Fifth Squadron of Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, poses for a group photo on their commissioning day before taking the oath of office, in 1978. They still wear the OTS shoulder boards on their service dress...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Hat toss after graduation parade, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The Fifth Squadron toss their hats at the end of the parade to celebrate their graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Behind them, several units still in formation can be seen.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus at desk, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus sits at her desk at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in 1978. She wears the air force service dress uniform with first lieutenant silver bars on the shoulder boards.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus sits in front of locker, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus sits in front of her her "panic box," the drawer for personal belongings excluded from inspections, while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in summer 1978. Wirkus holds protein powder and another nutrition...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Pontiac Firebird, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus, in the air force blue service dress uniform with cap, poses beside a red 1978 Pontiac Firebird while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. A Saudi Arabian officer candidate loaned her the car while he...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in FIGMO shirt, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirt during the last week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. In the red T-shirt beside Wirkus is Diana Fleek, the underclassman who made the shirt,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron in FIGMO shirts, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The "Fighting Fifth" Squadron pose together in their FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirts during the final week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. The hand-made shirts highlight some of the events from the squadron's...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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