Women in the Air Force reunion links the future with its past
Military training instructors speak with female veterans, known as Women in the Air Force, a term for women who joined the Air Force between 1949 and 1976, during the Air Force Basic Military Training graduation parade Oct. 7, 2016, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland’s parade grounds. JBSA-Lackland hosted a reunion of the WAF members and provided the veterans a tour of the base. WAF was founded in 1948 out of the Women’s Armed Service Integration Act, which enabled tens of thousands of female service members to find jobs in the Air Force. In 1976 women were accepted into the service on an equal basis with men.