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or Waf  (wăf)
A member of the Women in the Air Force, organized after World War II, but now no longer a separate branch.

[From W(omen in the) A(ir) F(orce).]


Women in the Air Force



a member of the Women in the Air Force, an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force after World War II.
[1948; W(omen in the)A(ir)F(orce)]
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Thanks to Scott's letters, Rickman was able to do an excellent job of weaving Dorothy's observations on life as a WAFS pilot with the bigger picture--the unrelenting demands of the military to move airplanes as quickly and efficiently as possible and the turf war between Love and Jacqueline Cochrane over the control and role of women pilots working for the military.
As 1943 dawned, the WAFS was divided into four squadrons of five to 10 women.
WAFS devices aimed most of their technology at the file system layer where they streamlined the handling of file system protocols like CIFS and NFS across the WAN, along with performing functions like remote data caching of files to speed their access by remote users.
Accelerating file transfer speeds by up to a factor of 50, Exinda's WAFS acceleration completes the Exinda integration of wide area network (WAN) optimization and application acceleration platforms, fulfils the minimum UPM compliance requirements, delivers compelling productivity gains and return on investment (ROI) to the enterprise.
WAFS technology is fine for a limited number of primarily Windows-based applications, but it does little to address the problem of the increasing number of business applications that are being run over the Internet.
The need to unify WAFS and WAN optimization is causing vendors to change their products, or simply change the way they're sold, in order to distinguish themselves from the clamoring pack," said Mary Jander, Byte and Switch Site Editor and the author of the report.
In late summer 2005 Fulcrum deployed WAFS software primarily to allow local staffs across the oceans to work with optimized file sharing access and continuous consolidated data protection backup.
Cisco claim that the combination of Cisco File Engine Series and WAFS technology allows IT administrators to consolidate all of their branch-office data in central file servers located in their main data centres.
A chance meeting at the proverbial water cooler between Nancy's husband, Bob Love, and Tunner, who was scouring the country for skilled pilots, would set in motion the creation of Nancy's WAFS.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc (Nasdaq:BRCD), a provider of platform and solutions in shred storage environments, announced on Monday (5 December) that it has entered into an agreement with Nortel (NYSE/TSX:NT) to develop software for Nortel's WAFS (Wide Area File Services) solutions.
WAFS allows companies with remote offices to utilize the WAN to share files as if it were a virtual LAN, enabling real-time, read/write access to shared files while also guaranteeing the consistency and coherency of all file data.
E-Director Limited, a GlobalSCAPE WAFS reseller for more than six years, recently implemented the new version of WAFS with a multi-national customer.