OH 1778

For the Women Veterans Oral History Project. U.S. Air Force Airmen (Weather Maintenance Technician), Captain (Administrative Officer), Persian Gulf War-era Veteran. Childhood as an Air Force brat; family history of military service; JROTC in Phoenix, Arizona; father’s views on women in the military; enlistment in the Air Force in a recently opened non-traditional job; sexual harassment and assault in the military; stationing in England; ROTC at the University of Texas at Austin; Administrative Officer’s School; stationing in Germany; choice not to deploy in support of the Persian Gulf War; post-Gulf War drawdown of forces; difficulty finding a civilian job; stigma of military personnel; volunteer in the Texas State Guard; Grace After Fire mission and programs; issues facing women veterans; predominance of homelessness among women veterans; lack of awareness of resources among women veterans; views on women in combat; slowly decreasing stigma of women in the military; women veterans’ views of veterans status; advice for future women in the military.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 114 pp.
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Amy Hedrick
Date of Interview March 14, 2013

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