The women’s section of the US Naval Reserve, established in 1942, or, since 1948, of the US Navy.
- An important distinction between the WAAC and the WAVES was the fact that the WAAC was an "auxiliary" organization, serving with the Army, not in it.
- Establishing the WAVES was a lengthy effort.
Acronym from Women Appointed (later Accepted) for Volunteer Emergency Service.
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