On January 28, 1942, Representative Edith Nourse Rogers (R-MA) introduced H.R. 6293, a bill to establish the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps for noncombat service with the U.S. Army. H.R. 6293 was signed into law on May 14, 1942. A year later the unit was renamed the Women’s Army Corps, and the servicewomen were granted official military status.
H.R. 6293, HR 77A-B5, 1/28/1942, Records of the U.S. House of Representatives (ARC 4397811)
As a good a reason as any to include our groovy dancing WAC from 1970:
Ready to Hit the Slopes?
Approaching top of hill by ski tow. 1940-1941.
Taken in the vicinity of the Huron-Manistee National Forests (Michigan). From the Historic Photographs file of the Forest Service’s Eastern Region
The first rope tow ski lift in the United States began operation on January 28, 1934 outside Woodstock, Vermont.