This week I found Jill Frahm’s article titled “The Hello Girls: Women telephone Operators with the American Expeditionary Forces During World War I to be very compelling. I had never heard of these women telephone operators in France during the war. I have only ever heard about the dough boys. Learning about these female service members was very enlightening. These women left everything they knew and were trained to operate telephones in France. While most of these women were single there were a few married women operating these telephones. These women’s husbands were often away from home because they were either in the army or their civilian jobs forced them to be away from home for the duration of the war. These women were influential in the running of the technology. Without these hello girls the phone center in France would not have been staffed. These women were responsible for making sure that information got passed to the right sources. They had to make sure that the right connections were made in order to keep the war running.