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    • Oral History interview with Paula G. Flores

    • 2016-09-26
    • Primarily documents the life of Paula Benway Flores, and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Flores recalls the physical and mental exertion of basic training, and having to learn to count on her fellow airmen for support during...
    • WV0625 Paula G. Flores Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Rachel Puckett

    • 2016-07-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Rachel Erin Puckett and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Puckett recalls attending basic training, and the difficulties of being away from home for the longest she had ever been. She also recalls...
    • WV0619 Rachel Puckett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Yardley Nelson Hunter, 2010

    • 2010-10-24
    • Yardley Nelson Hunter tells of her early life, education, and military service.

      Hunter discusses topics such as race relations, gender roles in the military and specifically United States Air force, services provided by the military for its...
    • WV0503 Yardley Nelson Hunter Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • 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 Joyce Heflin, 2010

    • 2010-04-14
    • Joyce Heflin tells of her childhood, education, time in the United States Navy, and civilian life.



      Heflin discusses her career in the United States Navy and her various duty stations and jobs during the course of her service. A...
    • WV0487 Joyce A. Heflin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gail Adams, 2008

    • 2008-10-30
    • Documents Gail Adams' early life; her lengthy service in the United States Air Force between the years 1970-1993; and her life after receiving an honorable discharge.

      Adams recalls her early life and her mother's remarriage to an air force...
    • WV0434 Gail Adams Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Peebles, 2010

    • 2010-10-20
    • Ellen Peebles speaks of her early life, education, military service, and retirement from military service.

      Peebles discusses her experiences in the Military Police Corps, her various duty stations, her deployments, the experience of being a...
    • WV0502 Ellen R. Peebles Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral History interview with Alice Starr May, 2015

    • 2015-10-23
    • Primarily documents Alice Starr May's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and Women's Army Corps.

      May recalls wanting to join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps as a way to learn something and see the world. She describes the...
    • WV0595 Alice Starr May Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Galster Layton Starkey

    • 2016-06-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Galster Layton Starkey and her service with the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

      Starkey recalls her desire to prove herself to her family by completing U.S. Army Airborne School, and the...
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Vanessa Sharpe Bennett

    • 2016-07-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Vanessa Sharpe Bennett and her service with the United States Army.

      Bennett describes basic training, how she felt she had more maturity as a result of her life experiences, and her realization that everyone...
    • WV0621 Vanessa Sharpe Bennett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Candace Lucas, 2014

    • 2014-12-02
    • Primarily documents the life of Candace Brown Lucas and her service with the United States Army.

      Lucas recalls feeling as if she wasn't ready for college after graduation, and seeing the military as a stepping stone to bigger things in life....
    • WV0573 Candace Lucas Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jeri I. Graham

    • 2016-11-12
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeri I. Graham and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Graham recalls the educational ambitions she felt from an early age, her aspiration to become an expert in Obstetrics and Gynecological...
    • WV0628 Jeri I. Graham Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Christine M. Knott, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Knott discusses her early life as part of a military family living in Libya and many parts of the United States, her early life and early adult life, her service and life after retirement, as well as her perspectives concerning military culture and...
    • WV0498 Christine M. Knott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathleen Lynch Simpson, 2012

    • 2012-05-11
    • Primarily documents Kathleen Lynch Simpson’s adolescence and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Simpson recounts her father’s military service and her desire to be a nurse from an early age. She discusses the support...
    • WV0533 Kathleen Lynch Simpson Papers
    • Oral History interview with Caroline Cleveland

    • 2016-09-25
    • Primarily documents the life of Caroline Cleveland and her service with the United States Army.

      Cleveland recalls her time as one of the first members of the military's female Cultural Support Teams, and her belief that more women...
    • WV0624 Caroline Cleveland Papers
    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • Oral history interview with Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • Oral History Interview with Cindy Kempkes

    • 2016-08-18
    • Primarily documents the life of Cindy L. Kempkes and her service with the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

      Kempkes recalls her satisfaction upon receiving the same training in basic training as the male soldiers,...
    • WV0623 Cindy Kempkes Papers

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