Women’s Army Corps members visit McConnell

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  • By Senior Airman Jenna K. Caldwell
  • 22nd Air Refueling Wing Public Affairs
Former members of the Women Army Corps visited here, March 23, to tour and discuss their experiences with today’s Airmen.

The Women's Army Corps was a civilian women pilots’ organization during World War II, and were the first women, other than nurses, to serve within the ranks of the United States Army.

“It brings back great memories to being back on base,” said Florine Seely, former member of the Women’s Air Corps. “The tour was fabulous, and all of the Airmen were gracious and helped us out and explained everything so nice. I saw a lot of good changes since I was in over 60 to 70 years ago.”

The WACs toured a static display of a KC-135 Stratotanker and watched a demonstration by the 22nd Security Forces military working dogs.

“It was a very rewarding experience,” said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Allen, 22nd Security Forces Squadron Kennel Master. “It’s an honor to get to meet people for WWII and hear their perspective about the way of life they had back then compared to what we have now. It was a great opportunity to get to showcase to them how these dogs affect the mission.”