May 14, 1942
A bill passed establishing the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), later called the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). Before World War II, Arkansas was predominately an agricultural state, and jobs for women were very limited. Serving in the WAAC gave Arkansas women a chance to assist in the war effort and to do jobs they never thought they could do. Women in the WAAC aided the war effort by serving in a variety of roles across the state and nation.