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As past and present Army Nurse Corps Officers, we have an obligation to maintain our history. Our history is a testimony to what we have done and to what we do every day. History provides present day Army Nurse Corps Officers with a framework. The experiences and lessons of our predecessors guide our present day actions. History is truly our link to understanding the past, defining the present and influencing our future. This is the value that can be found in taking an active role in the history of our profession as an Army Nurse Corps Officer.

Examples of how you can support the history of your profession:  

  • Be an active advocate for the preservation of our history

  • Donate copies of pictures collected during your service 

  • Donate copies of diaries, journals and letters that you may have kept documenting your service

  • Donate memorabilia to the Army Nurse Corps Historical Collection  

  • Participate in our oral history program and share your experience

Keep your ears and eyes open for opportunities to capture our story. Remember, you are a part of ANC history! 

The Army Nurse Corps Historian's Office is currently actively seeking several types of uniforms that ANC officers have worn in the past. If you have any of these uniforms and would consider donating them to the collection please contact the Army Nurse Corps Historian. These uniforms are maintained for use in historical presentations and for historical research.  The uniforms that are in need include: 

WWII "pink and greens" with tie and shirt
Taupe Semi dress Uniform with skirt and jacket
WWII Field Hospital Uniform-Cotton Seersucker Dress
Korean Era Cotton Poplin Suntan Field Uniform worn off-duty in Korea
Vietnam era Fatigues
White polyester duty uniform-pantsuit
White polyester duty uniform dress
Green pantsuit with turtleneck worn in the 1970's
Black overcoat without belt
Green field jacket (worn prior to the current camouflage jacket)
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm BDU's

OIF/OEF Desert Camouflage Uniforms
Current desert uniforms (Afghanistan)

Historical items are also need for recent operations, to include:

Afghanistan
Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Noble Eagle
Operation Enduring Freedom
Kosovo
Somalia
Operation Desert Shield/Desert Shield
IFOR/SFOR

"Finally, the history of the Army Nurse Corps should remind us of the importance of the past, which has determined the present and will continue to affect the future."

Mary T. Sarnecky 
COL, USA (Retired) 
Author of: A History of the Army Nurse Corps