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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 Lisa Gibbs Potts

    • 2016-05-14
    • Primarily documents the life of Lisa Gibbs Potts and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Potts recalls the inspiring leadership she had throughout her time in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the lessons she learned along the way,...
    • WV0610 Lisa Gibbs Potts 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 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 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
    • 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
    • [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
    • [Flag folding, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A member of the honor guard performs the flag folding at Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Wirkus sits in the background.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is handed to the first of five officers representing " Kathryn Wirkus' five rank promotions during her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Pictured are the officers representing 2nd lieutenant and 1st lieutenant.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female officers perform the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is passed to Captain Jennifer Suarez from a first lieutenant at the retirement ceremony of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005. The women represent two of Wirkus' five ranks during her air force career.
    • 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 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
    • [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
    • [Portrait of Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Official portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, taken at her retirement, circa 2005. She wears the air force service dress uniform with the Air Force Training Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Achievement Medal,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, taken from behind to show the back of their uniforms in 1954. Photo caption: "We're Number 1!'
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Special Services Department collects rations, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • CPL Doris Kraut (right) and a fellow WAC from the Special Services Department stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in Frankfurt, Germany, collect rations for children in displaced persons camps during the holiday season in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs at camp, 1952]

    • 1952-05
    • WACs at camp around a campfire near Oberursel, Germany, in May 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999

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