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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
    • [Navy Public Information Officers, 1963]

    • 1963-08
    • A group of U.S. Navy public information officers stationed at Long Beach, California, is pictured in August 1963. Pictured (left to right) are Public Information Officer (PIO) Cress, Assistant PIO Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), Commanding Officer...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis 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
    • [Navy officers pool party, 1962]

    • 1962
    • A U.S. Navy officer and his date are served punch at a pool party honoring visiting foreign officers at Naval Station Long Beach, California, in 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis 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
    • [WAVE in uniform, 1961]

    • 1961
    • An unidentified WAVE poses outside the female officers' quarters while at Officer Candidate School in 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Navy relief rose ball [1963]

    • 1963-07-05
    • Article from the Long Beach Dispatch Women's Section describing the Navy Relief Rose Ball in July 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Taluga holds cruise for guests and dependents [1962]

    • 1962
    • Article from the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, describing a day cruise held on the USS Taluga where Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis) served as navigator.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Seps: important to the fleet [1962]

    • 1962-04-20
    • Article in the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, about the Separation Office, directed by Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), published 20 April 1962.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • Servron one hosts officers' party [1963]

    • 1963-01-11
    • Article in the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, describing an "international gala" held for visiting members of the French Navy in January 1963.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [Bachelor Officers' Quarters, Long Beach, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Bachelor Officers' Quarters at U.S. Naval Station Long Beach, California, in 1962. WAVE Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis lives on the third floor halfway behind that structure in the center of the building. She notes "The building is two rooms wide and...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis 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
    • [Seahorse article, 1962]

    • 1962-11-16
    • Clipping from the U.S. Naval Station Long Beach newsletter, the Seahorse, depicting four servicewomen receiving a certificate of appreciation from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors in November 1962. Pictured are Shirley Ann Thacker (Lewis), U.S....
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis 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

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