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WACs to Fete Second Anniversary Saturday
The second anniversary c Saturday at Fort Des Moines the morning and a "Play day**-is invited.
The bin creating the women's Army Auxiliary corps, which is now the Wo-men's Army corps, was en-acled by con-gr*»i May 1*. 18*2. and signed by Uh preaddenl May IS. Fort Des Moines was chosen as the First WAC training center on May 16.
Since then thousands of WACs, have been training at Fort Dei Moines. Most now arc serving in more than 239 types of army Jobs at army Installations In every state In the union, the District of Columbia and overseas in Africa. Italy, England India. Hawaii. New Caledonia and New Guinea.
Jeeps, start cars and trucks, all driven by WAC drivers, will take part in the parade on the post parade grounds at 10 a. m. WAC bakers and cooks will wear their snowy white uniforms and caps and WAC hospital attendants will wear their bright, blue uniforms, contrasting with the olive drab of officers and enlisted women.
A -bicycle platoon" of WAC messengers In olive green coveralls, and power-driven lawn mowers with WAC operntora will bo In the line of march. The all-WAC band will play. MaJ. Qen. C. H. Danielson, commanding general of the seventh service command, will Inspect the escort company prior to the parade and will be In the reviewing line along with his staff and Col. Frank U. McCoskrlc, commanding officer at Fort Dea Moines.
Maj. Mary Louise Milligan will be commander of troops and Capt_ Bernlce C. Phllipps, adjutant.
WACs will participate In group games and relay races In the afternoon program under supervision of the physical training section, from 2 to 4:30 PJ,,^"^""
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