0:29 Biographical information/family background; 1:40 Married before enlisting; 2:35 Family that served in the military; 3:09 Year entered the service, 1999, enlisted in the air force, adjusting to military life; 5:55 Family react to joining the military; 6:48 Advanced individual training, power production, compare base life at home and abroad; 10:33 Stationed in Guam, base life; 12:00 Been to Iraq in 1999, Saudi Arabia, UAE, join force training; 14:20 First experience being overseas; 15:25 Briefings on foreign conditions, culture, security risks; 16:50 Military life after 9/11; 20:45 Days leading up to Iraq; 23:27 Deployment to Iraq; 26:30 Time spent in the desert; 26:50 Start of occupation, change in attitude; 29:55 Backlash of the insurgency; 34:11 Probability of change in Iraq, compare to Japan, Germany; 39:30 Troops being pulled out of Iraq; 44:30 UAE base, bases; 45:02 Change dependent on people of Iraq; 46:55 Thoughts on participation in the military.
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborativeendeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES; University of Central Florida
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Ahlin, Donald Matthew interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 118.