U.S. Military Milestones

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  • Women in Combat, Military
  • Military, Desegregation of the Military
  • Women in the Military
  • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
  • Sole Survivor Policy, Military
  • Military

Women in the Military

Traditional roles such as nurses and cooks were for many years the only options for women willing to serve. The creation of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) of the U.S. Navy during World War II put women in expanded administrative, communications and intelligence roles. (Photo: National Archives)