After the U.S. entered World War 1, the Naval Coast Defense Reserve began recruiting women to be "utilized as radio operators, stenographers, nurses, messengers, chauffeurs, etc. and in many other capacities in the industrial line." The new enlisted women were able to become yeomen, electricians (radio operators), or any other ratings necessary to the naval district operations. The majority became yeomen and were designated as yeomen (F) for female yeomen.
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|Keywords||naval reserve, U.S. Navy, women in the military, World War 1, yeomen, yeowomen|
|Credit||King Rose Archives / GIW Photos|
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