The Bronx, New York City
The U.S. Naval Training Center (WR) located at Hunter College, The Bronx, New York City, New York, trained numerous Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) for basic training. THe WR in the school's name stood for Women's Reserve. WAVES also trained for the enlisted rank of Yeoman at this location. During World War II, about 81,000, WAVES were trained at Hunter College. The campus is now known as Lehman College.
Image: NH 91525: U.S. Naval Training Center, Women's Reserve, The Bronx, New York City, New York, WWII. A company of WAVES passes in review, during a parade for boot trainers. NHHC Photograph Collection.