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    • [Air force members in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Fahim Ideas, Kathy Jackson, Kathryn Wirkus, and Robert Brodner pose for a photo before the "Dining In" formal dinner at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. All wear the air force mess dress uniform with white summer...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg and WAC friend, 1945]

    • 1945-03-08
    • Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg (on left) and a fellow WAC (Dinny?) pose on the steps of Barrack 12 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1945. Both women wear the WAC olive-drab wool double breasted overcoat and matching garrison cap. The back of the photo...
    • WV0142 Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
    • [Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg hanging laundry, 1945]

    • 1945-07-10
    • Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg poses in her brown and white seersucker exercise uniform while hanging laundry on the back porch of her quarters in Asheville, North Carolina, nicknamed "khalamity kottage," on 10 July 1945. The back of the photo reads,...
    • WV0142 Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
    • [Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg with mop, 1945]

    • 1945-08-03
    • Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg leans against a mop on the porch of Barracks 12 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in March 1945, wearing her work uniform and Daisy Mae fatigue cap. The back of the photo reads, "Don't I look like an eager beaver?"
    • WV0142 Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
    • [Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg, 1945]

    • 1945-10-06
    • Ann Kaplowitz poses in front of her quarters in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1945. She wears the WAC off-duty olive-drab dress and garrison cap, and holds a cigarette. The front of the photo reads "To 'Cooky' Love 'Doggie.'" The back reads "in...
    • WV0142 Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg 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
    • [End of basic training party, 1945]

    • 1945-03
    • WAC Company 11 21st regiment celebrates their completion of basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in March 1945 with a party featuring skits.
    • WV0142 Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg 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
    • [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
    • [Fifth Squadron in FIGMO shirts, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The "Fighting Fifth" Squadron pose together in their FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirts during the final week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. The hand-made shirts highlight some of the events from the squadron's...
    • 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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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

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