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  • Veteran's biography: inactive
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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
    • [Denver Marine Recruiting Office staff, 1944]

    • 1944-06
    • Group photo of Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin (second from left) and the staff of the Marine Recruiting Office in Denver, Colorado, in June 1944.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice 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
    • [El Toro Marine Air Station tower staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin Rice (second from right) and fellow flight clearance, tower operator, and aerologist staff pose in front of a propeller plane on the tarmac at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California, in 1945.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice 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
    • [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 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 former coworkers, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Master Sergeant Collette Hoeller, Colonel Patricia Quisenberry, Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, and Master Sergeant Cheryl Gehring pose for a picture at Wirkus' retirement in 2005. The women worked together at the the U.S. Air Force Academy.
    • 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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Major General Valenzuela, 1999]

    • 1999
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus poses with Major General Alfred Valenzuela, Deputy Commander, United States Southern Command, after her promotion ceremony in Miami, Florida, in 1999. Both wear the air force battle dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Pontiac Firebird, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus, in the air force blue service dress uniform with cap, poses beside a red 1978 Pontiac Firebird while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. A Saudi Arabian officer candidate loaned her the car while he...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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