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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 LaDansa Hailey Ussery, 2015

    • 8/11/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of LaDansa Hailey Ussery and her service with the United States Army.

      Ussery recalls the sexual harassment she experienced during Advanced Individual Training, the gender discrimination and negativity she endured...
    • WV0593 LaDansa Hailey Ussery Papers
    • Oral history interview with Cindi Basenspiler, 2014

    • 2014-06-13
    • Primarily documents the life of E. Cindi Basenspiler and her service with the United States Reserve Officer Training Corps and the United States Army. Basenspiler recalls her brief childhood in Russia, and the experience of moving to the United...
    • WV0566 E. Cindi Basenspiler Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Oral history interview with Chely McAninch, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Chely McAninch tells of her early life, military training, service in the Unites States Army, and life relating to her service.

      McAninch documents her experiences in her specialty of military intelligence, completing warrant officer...
    • WV0497 Chely McAninch Oral History
    • Oral History Interview with Rachel Ann Brune, 2015

    • 2015-04-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Rachel Ann Brune and her service with the United States Army and U.S. Army Reserve.

      Brune recalls the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, and the impact it had on her decision to join the...
    • WV0580 Rachel Ann Brune Papers, 2002-2010
    • 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
    • [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
    • [Fifth Squadron at commissioning, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Members of the Fifth Squadron pose together at their commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Pictured are (L to R) David Pace, Stephen Kaumans, Kathryn Wirkus, Bill Black, and Steve Torrence.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives 2nd Lieutenant bars, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has her second lieutenant bars pinned on her collar by Captain Vince Reynolds (left) and her father, Leonard Vincent Wirkus (right), a WWII veteran, during a commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Her...
    • 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
    • [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 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 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
    • [Fifth Squadron on commissioning day, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The entire Fifth Squadron of Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, poses for a group photo on their commissioning day before taking the oath of office, in 1978. They still wear the OTS shoulder boards on their service dress...
    • 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 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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