France and Britain declare war on Germany.
Drafting begins for men.
Attack on Pearl Harbor.
Congress approves the creation of the Women's Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC).
The Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services (WAVES) is authorized by the U.S. Congress.
Rosie the Riveter is published on the cover of The Saturday Evening Poster.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into lay legislation which changes WAAC into Women's Army Corps (WAC).
5,000 women serve in Pacific.
WASP is disbanded.
World War II ends.
The Army-Navy Nurse Act of 1947 makes the Army Nurse Corps and Women's Medical Specialist Corps part of the Regular Army and gives permanent commissioned officer status to Army and Navy nurses.
12/02/2013 - 12/23/2013