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Fort Lee in Prince George County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Women's Army Corps Training Center

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2016
1. Women's Army Corps Training Center Marker
Inscription.  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.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K-219.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1948.
 
Location. 37° 14.605′ N, 77° 21.123′ W. Marker is in Fort Lee, Virginia, in Prince George County. Marker is at the intersection of Oaklawn Boulevard (Virginia Route 36) and Lee Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Oaklawn
Women's Army Corps Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, October 16, 2016
2. Women's Army Corps Training Center Marker
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Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Lee VA 23801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City Point and Hopewell (here, next to this marker); Jordan Family Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Battery 6 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Siege of Petersburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Prelude to Petersburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. ¼ mile away); Siege of Petersburg — Grant's First Offensive (approx. ¼ mile away); Battery 5 Trail (approx. ¼ mile away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2016, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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