Women's Army Corps Training Center Historical

Women's Army Corps Training Center Historical (HM1V3L)

Location: Fort Lee, VA 23801 Prince George County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 14.605', W 77° 21.123'

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The Women's Army Corps (WAC) Training Center was established at nearby Camp Lee in 1948, when the corps gained Regular Army status. The first staff members transformed overgrown fields and dilapidated buildings into usable facilities. Run entirely by women, the center offered basic training, specialty training, and officer courses. Gen. Omar Bradley and U.S. Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers visited WACs at the base, designated Fort Lee in 1950. The feature film Never Wave at a WAC (1953), starring Rosalind Russell, was filmed here. About 30,000 WACs were trained at the center before it moved to Fort McClellan, Alabama, in 1954.
HM NumberHM1V3L
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 16th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 291377 N 4124468
Decimal Degrees37.24341667, -77.35205000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 14.605', W 77° 21.123'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 14' 36.3" N, 77° 21' 7.38" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near VA-36, Fort Lee VA 23801, US
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