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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
    • [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 family and friends, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus poses with her family and friends at her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. From left to right: Faustin Carter, Russell Carter, Lydia Wirkus, Drew DeMoss, Hanh Tran, Lieutenant Colonel, Kathryn Wirkus, Lieutenant...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Ed Edwards salutes Kathryn Wirkus, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus and her childhood friend, Technical Sergeant Ed Edwards, salute each other following Wirkus' commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Edwards earned the traditional reward of a silver dollar for being the...
    • 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
    • [Lydia Wirkus in uniform, circa 1980]

    • 1980
    • Lydia Wirkus poses in Kathryn Wirkus' air force service dress uniform during a visit to see Kathryn in Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1980.
    • 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
    • [Representatives in the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Five female officers, representing the stages of Kathryn Wirkus' air force career, stand side-by-side during the flag folding ceremony at Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. All pictured wear the air force service dress uniform. Kathryn Wirkus...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives flag, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus receives a flag during the flag folding ceremony at her retirement, circa 2005. The flag had been flown over the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Capitol in honor of her retirement. Wirkus wears the air force...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and former coworkers, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Master Sergeant Collette Hoeller, Colonel Patricia Quisenberry, Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, and Master Sergeant Cheryl Gehring pose for a picture at Wirkus' retirement in 2005. The women worked together at the the U.S. Air Force Academy.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus sits in front of locker, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus sits in front of her her "panic box," the drawer for personal belongings excluded from inspections, while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in summer 1978. Wirkus holds protein powder and another nutrition...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in FIGMO shirt, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirt during the last week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. In the red T-shirt beside Wirkus is Diana Fleek, the underclassman who made the shirt,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus at her commissioning ceremony, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus and Vince Reynolds hold a silver bowl at Wirkus' commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Both wear the air force service dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Chaplain, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Chaplain Father Bob McKenzie poses with Kathryn Wirkus following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978.
    • 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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus poses with her new car, 1979]

    • 1979-04-05
    • Kathryn Wirkus, in her air force service dress uniform, poses beside her new car at her parent's home in Miami. The photo was taken just before she left for her first duty assignment at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in April of 1979.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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