Council Bluffs, Iowa
WACS Complete Year With Army
Have Proved Ability to Take Men's Place
FORT; DES MOINES, (IP)—One year ago next Tuesday afternoon six self conscious women stepped out of a quartermaster building on this old time '^cavalry post attired in the khaki of the United States army.
They were the first "WAACS" to appear in uniform. ; The first thing they wanted to know was how to salute. Maj. Vann Kennedy, the . WAC public relations officer, gave them brief instructions in that basic act in military etiquet.
Since that "opening day" last July 20, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, now the Women's Army Corps, has enrolled more than 65,000 women to take over noncombattant army jobs so that more manpower might be available to, engage the enemy on the battle-1 fronts of the world. WAC of-i ficials have estimated that the! corps has enable the army to put! the equivalent of four extra dij visions into the field. WACS are working in Nortlf Africa, England and more t
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