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  • Collection summary: Training
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    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • Oral history interview with Therese Strohmer, 2009

    • 2009-01-07
    • Therese Strohmer’s tells of her early life, six years of service in United States Air Force, and civilian career. Strohmer primarily discusses her early life, service as Russian cryptologic linguist, time spent at the National Security Agency,...
    • WV0441 Therese Strohmer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wofford Armenaki, 1999

    • 1999-05-19
    • Documents Doris Wofford Armenaki's early life; education; military service as a nurse during World War II; personal life after the war; and nursing training and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the 1970s to the...
    • WV0079 Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Wendy P. Gellert, 2010

    • 2010-06-21
    • Wendy Gellert tells of her early life and career in the WAVES and United States Navy.

      Gellert emphasizes both the stages of her career and the cultural changes within the navy during the time of her service. She relates policy changed within...
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • Oral history interview with Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion, 2014

    • 2014-12-09
    • Primarily documents Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion's service with the United States Navy WAVES. Champion recalls her childhood and growing up in Los Angeles, California, her desire to join the service as a way to be self-sufficient, travel, and...
    • WV0574 Denise DiBetta Mathis Champion Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dolores M. Angel Hamrick, 2011

    • 2011-04-11
    • Dolores Hamrick tells of her early life, education, time in military service, and life after service, as well as her involvement with the Women Marines Association.

      Hamrick relates several incidents of her service, some humorous, such as a...
    • WV0513 Dolores M. Angel Hamrick Papers
    • Oral history interview with Judith Bullock Nisbet, 1999

    • 1999-03-22
    • Primarily documents Judith Bullock Nisbet's early life; time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Emergency Service...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Denise Hand at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus (right) and Denise Hand, both members of the "Snoopy Squadron," pose by the sign in front of their dorm during the first week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. The sign has a picture of...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female OTS participants in fatigues, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Air Force members (l to r) Kathryn Wirkus, Kay Hansen, and Kathy Jackson are pictured in their newly-received fatigues during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. Wirkus uses masking tape for her nametag...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Four Air Force officers at commissioning parade, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Colonel Alain Boughton, the wing commander; Kathryn Wirkus; reviewing officer Major General Robert Malloy; and Bill Black pose on the tarmac at Lackland Air Force Base after the final parade and commissioning ceremony of Officer Training School in...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in "blues," 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her dorm room in her newly-issued "blues" service dress uniform during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. She wears the designator of the Chapel Representative on her shoulder boards.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Hat toss after graduation parade, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The Fifth Squadron toss their hats at the end of the parade to celebrate their graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Behind them, several units still in formation can be seen.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus holds Meritorious Service medal citation, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Lt. Colonel Kathryn Wirkus (right) holds her citation for the Air Force Meritorious Service medal, presented to her Colonel Patricia Quisenberry (left) during Wirkus' retirement, circa 2005. Both women wear the air force service dress uniform....
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus with retirement gift, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Colonel Patricia Quisenberry presents Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus with a present at Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. In the box are items from her twenty-seven years in the air force such as various squadron patches, service medals,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in service dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her newly-received service dress uniform, holding her beret, during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in July of 1978. She has the Chapel Representative designator on her OTS shoulder boards. Wirkus stands...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus gives retirement speech, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Kathryn Wirkus speaks at her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. She wears the air force service dress uniform and Meritorious Service medal, along with the Air Force Training Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Achievement Medal,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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