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    • 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 Therese Robinson, 2008

    • 2008-11-14
    • Primarily documents Therese Robinson's career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, including assignments to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

      Robinson shares her memories of attending Fresno State...
    • WV0439 Therese Robinson 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 Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • 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 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 Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson 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 Cathy Illman Sykes, 2006

    • 2006-01-25
    • Primarily documents Cathy Illman Sykes's background; nursing education; service in the U.S. Air Force from 1983 to 2003; and the impact of her military career on the rest of her life.

      Sykes discusses her family; her decision to obtain a...
    • WV0340 Cathy Illman Sykes Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Alice Park Fairbrother, 2008

    • 2008-04-01
    • Primarily documents Alice Fairbrother's service in the U.S. Army as a physical therapist from 1965 to 1968, and her experiences as an army wife during the Vietnam War.

      Alice Fairbrother tells of her early life in Raleigh and her education...
    • WV0409 Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
    • [Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s]

    • 1955
    • Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer garrison cap, circa 1950s]

    • 1950
    • Women Marines garrison cap, worn with the green and white summer uniform. Includes green piping and the Marine Corps insignia. The curtain around the brim of the cap was new to the Mainbocher style garrison cap introduced in 1952.
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Service members in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Three members of the Fifth Squadron at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, pose in their mess dress uniforms with white summer jackets before a "Dining In" formal dinner in 1978. Pictured from left to right are Stephen...
    • 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
    • [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
    • [Meeting of Fifth Squadron at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-08
    • The Fifth Squadron meets with their underclass while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in August of 1978. Standing is Diana Fleek. All the service members in the photo wear the air force service dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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