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First Women in the Air Force

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the first women in the Air Force.

They were able to join through a program called Women in the Air Force, which came into effect in 1948 when President Truman signed the Women’s Armed Service Integration Act, allowing women to serve directly in the military.

The first WAF recruit was Esther McGowin Blake. She enlisted in the first minute of the first hour of the first day regular Air Force duty was authorized for women, on July 8, 1948. Her sons had served in the military as well, so she was used to army life. She had even served for four years prior to the act allowing women into the military by doing clerical work and continued to serve in the Air Force for another six years before she separated on disability.

On Friday I will be writing about my field trip to the Air Force Museum in Warner Robins, GA. Be sure to come back and read that one if you enjoyed this post.

Well, that’s all for today, Sparkles. Be sure to go check out my t-shirts on Amazon and my books – the adult coloring book, the allergy-free cookbook, and the Merch by Amazon tutorial book. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles away!

2 Responses so far.

  1. Phyllis Peavey says:

    1st woman in the military, Esther. Interesting that she had had already served prior to the act allowing women to serve. Keep these little nuggets of informative coming. I k like reading them. Really love my Sparkler.

  2. […] for today, Sparkles. If you liked this post, be sure and read my Monday Moment post from this week here. Thanks for reading, and Sparkles […]

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