World War II (detail from Pearl Harbor photo)


Thousands of military personnel worked stateside as instructors. Many were the barking drill instructors central to basic training. Many more were chalk-toting lecturers who conducted classroom sessions or hands-on workshops. The U.S. military developed training programs and ready-reference field and technical manuals for hundreds of topics, from the operation of weapon systems to weather forecasting.

Training WACs
Training marksmen
African American drill instructor
U.S. Navy personnel in class

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