May 14, 2017 all-day
14 May 1942. During WWII women became eligible to enlist for noncombat duties in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) by an act of Congress. Women also served through Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES), Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS) and Coast Guard or Semper Paratus Always Ready Service (SPARS), the Womens Reserve of the Marine Corps.
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