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    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Bill Black and Kathryn Wirkus pose outside before a "Dining In" formal dinner while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Both wear the air force mess dress uniform with white summer jacket.
    • 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
    • [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 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
    • [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
    • [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 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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus promoted to lieutenant colonel, 1999]

    • 1999
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has the lieutenant colonel rank insignia pinned to the collar of her battle dress uniform at her promotion ceremony in Miami, Florida, in 1999. Performing the ceremony are Major General Alfred Valenzuela, Deputy Commander,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus at the Air Force Association convention, 1979]

    • 1979
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) poses with Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Lew Allen (left) and his Deputy Chief of Staff (right) at the Air Force Association convention in Washington, D.C., in 1979. All pictured wear the air force service dress...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus 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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Kathy Jackson at Dining In, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus (right) poses with her roommate Kathy Jackson (left) before a "Dining In" formal dinner at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Both women wear the air force mess dress uniform with white summer jacket.
    • 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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus at her commissioning ceremony, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus and Vince Reynolds hold a silver bowl at Wirkus' commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Both wear the air force service dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus makes major, 1992]

    • 1992
    • Kathryn Wirkus is pinned with the major rank insignia by Squadron Commander Delgado (left) of the New Mexico Air National Guard and her then-husband, Major Tom Lott (right), in 1992. She wears the air force camouflage battle dress uniform.
    • 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

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