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First Hospital Corps School Opens in Bethesda, Maryland

First Hospital Corps School Opens in Bethesda, Maryland

First hospital corps school for the Navy’s Women’s Reserve at National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, opened 12 January 1944, with 240 enlisted women reporting. The curriculum will be under direction of members of the Navy Nurses Corps. Inspection party…
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WAVES and SPARS Directors Witness Oathtaking Ceremony

WAVES and SPARS Directors Witness Oathtaking Ceremony

Lieutenant Commander Mildred H. McAfee, USNR, Director of the WAVES (left), and Lieutenant Commander Dorothy Stratton, USCGR, Director of the SPARS, witness the oath-taking by 418 women who have joined the Navy and Coast Guard, circa early 1943. The ceremony…
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