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Women's Military History Room

This exhibit looks that ever evolving roles of women in the military, from the Civil War to today.  With the formal acceptance of nurses into the Army and Navy's officer's corps in the early 1900s  this was expanded during WWI when women were accepted into the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard in a clerical capacity.  In WWII women joined the Women's Army Corps (WAC), Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES), U. S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve, and U.S. Coast Guard's SPARS (not an accronym).  Their roles and importance as part of today's military is reflected in service in all aspects of the military including aviation, shipboard, and ground combat arms in addition to the logistical, administrative and medical components.