Stillwater, OK

Yeomen (Navy parlance for secretaries) trained initially at Oklahoma A&M University in Stillwater (Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls would later become a yeoman training facility after the Hunter College Boot Camp opened in February of 1943). In this photograph, an unidentified WAVE salutes while standing at attention at the Stillwater training camp.

It comes from the National Archives.

Forms and More Forms

Marjorie Sue Green’s booklet From Recruit to Salty WAVE! The Ordeal of Seaman Green showed the before and after in the transition from civilian to WAVE. This image appeared on the page immediately following the image in yesterday’s post, demonstrating the Navy’s addiction to paperwork.

It comes from The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.