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    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus holds Meritorious Service medal citation, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Lt. Colonel Kathryn Wirkus (right) holds her citation for the Air Force Meritorious Service medal, presented to her Colonel Patricia Quisenberry (left) during Wirkus' retirement, circa 2005. Both women wear the air force service dress uniform....
    • [Kathryn Wirkus with family and friends, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus poses with her family and friends at her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. From left to right: Faustin Carter, Russell Carter, Lydia Wirkus, Drew DeMoss, Hanh Tran, Lieutenant Colonel, Kathryn Wirkus, Lieutenant...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives 2nd Lieutenant bars, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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...
    • [Ed Edwards salutes Kathryn Wirkus, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • [Lydia Wirkus in uniform, circa 1980]

    • 1980
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Lydia Wirkus poses in Kathryn Wirkus' air force service dress uniform during a visit to see Kathryn in Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1980.
    • [Kathryn Wirkus with retirement gift, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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,...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in service dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her newly-received service dress uniform, holding her beret, during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in July of 1978. She has the Chapel Representative designator on her OTS shoulder boards. Wirkus stands...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives flag, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus receives a flag during the flag folding ceremony at her retirement, circa 2005. The flag had been flown over the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Capitol in honor of her retirement. Wirkus wears the air force...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and former coworkers, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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.
    • [Kathryn Wirkus sits in front of locker, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Kathryn Wirkus sits in front of her her "panic box," the drawer for personal belongings excluded from inspections, while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in summer 1978. Wirkus holds protein powder and another nutrition...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in FIGMO shirt, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirt during the last week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. In the red T-shirt beside Wirkus is Diana Fleek, the underclassman who made the shirt,...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus at her commissioning ceremony, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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.
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Denise Hand at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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...
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Chaplain, 1978]

    • 1978
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Chaplain Father Bob McKenzie poses with Kathryn Wirkus following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978.
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in "blues," 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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.
    • [Kathryn Wirkus poses with her new car, 1979]

    • 1979-04-05
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Kathryn Wirkus, in her air force service dress uniform, poses beside her new car at her parent's home in Miami. The photo was taken just before she left for her first duty assignment at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in April of 1979.
    • [Kathryn Wirkus poses with a map, 1980]

    • 1980
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Kathryn Wirkus stands in front of a map, pointing to Montgomery, Alabama, where she was living while stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in 1980. She wears her service dress uniform.

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