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Nevada Appeal at 150: July 30, 1942: Naval branch for women is now law

On July 30, 1942, President Roosevelt signed the bill creating the Women’s Naval Reserve Corps., better known as its nickname, WAVES, an acronym for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service.

Naval branch for women is now law

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.