School Online 2012
Women in our military today: an overview
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon will lift parts of its longtime ban on women serving in combat units, but only a small fraction of the force will be affected, officials announced Thursday. The change will open up about 1% of military jobs to women, but about 20% of jobs across the active-duty force will remain restricted to men. The new rules, likely to take effect this spring, will continue to bar women, who make up about 15% of the active-duty force, from serving in most combat career fields. Ban on women lifted for about 1% of military jobs
With the country at war and all able-bodied men needed to fight, there was a shortage of labour to work on farms and in other jobs on the land. At the same time it was becoming increasingly difficult to get food imported from abroad, so more land needed to be farmed to provide homegrown food. The Women's Land Army provided much of the labour force to work this land. The advertising slogan read, 'For a healthy, happy job join The Women's Land Army'. The Women's Land Army
The Women's Army Corps By Judith A. Bellafaire CMH Publication 72-15 Introduction World War II was the largest and most violent armed conflict in the history of mankind. However, the half century that now separates us from that conflict has exacted its toll on our collective knowledge.
Women's Army Corps WAC Air Controller by Dan V. Smith, 1943. The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was the women's branch of the United States Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) on 15 May 1942 by Public Law 554, and converted to full status as the WAC on 1 July 1943.
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