Prior to 1973, WAF Basic Military Training reinforced feminine values. Female trainees were required to have two girdles, one on, one in the drawer. They had to carry lipstick and perfume in their "ditty bag" at all times. The Instructors presented a personal development course with a variety of tips for women. Some of the course content included four hours on skin and hair care, two hours on etiquette and office manners, six hours on makeup, a one-hour manicure and pedicure course, and a two-hour block about posture and movement.
The course syllabus for the posture and movement block stated that it was designed to "include definition and purpose of good posture with emphasis on grace in motion." Trainees were instructed in various aspects of good posture: climbing and descending stairs, removing and donning coats, and the all-important manner of crossing one's legs. It also included instruction on how to "walk like a lady again."
The end of Selective Service in 1973 ushered in a new era in personnel policy for all the branches of the Armed Forces. It was at that time that women were designated as actual Airman. The last director of the WAF was Maj General Jeanne M. Holm - 1965-1973.
29 Oct 74: The Air Training Command motto "Prepare the Man" was discontinued.
1 Dec 75: Dual management of military women in ATC officially ended when the command's last WAF Squadron Section was inactivated at Mather AFB.