In addition to uniforms, new recruits were issued everything from nylons to pajamas to eyeglasses. Gladys (Thomas) Anderson, who enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in June 1944, used red nail polish to make hers look a little less government issue.
Women’s Army Corps Lieutenant Dorothea Johnson gives oath of enlistment to Esther Aguilar and Virginia Herrera as WAF (Women in the Air Force) Sergeant Ruth Fikes looks on, Biggs Air Force Base, El Paso, Texas, 1951.
Ruth (Fikes) Fiorillo…
Auxiliaries Ruth Wade and Lucille Mayo (left to right) further demonstrate their ability to service trucks as taught them during the processing period at Fort Des Moines and put into practice at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.