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    A Look Back at the First Women in the Medical Service Corps

    A Look Back at the First Women in the Medical Service Corps

    FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES

    08.10.2021

    Photo by André B. Sobocinski, Historian 

    U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

    On September 20, 1948, the U.S. Navy selected 21 women for active duty in the Medical Service Corps under the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act. Each of these pioneers were former WAVES—Women Accepted for Volunteer Enlisted Service—who had served in various capacities in World War II. And although they are not considered plankowners of the Medical Service Corps, they represent the first women to serve in the Medical Service Corps.

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    Date Taken: 08.10.2021
    Date Posted: 08.10.2021 15:35
    Photo ID: 6776456
    VIRIN: 210810-N-N1526-001
    Resolution: 2000x1600
    Size: 364.16 KB
    Location: FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA, US

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