Oral History interview of Alexandra Jennings. Interview conducted by Tuthill, Michael; Gradl, Frank at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
0:09 Introduction; 0:35 Background information; 0:58 Parents' background; 1:23 Family members in the military; 2:02 Entering the Air Force and JROTC; 4:13 Boot camp experience; 8:54 Intelligence squadron and linguistics; 9:49 First assignment at Alfred AFB, Nebraska; 10:05 Next assignment in Texas; 11:35 Duties as a cryptology linguist; 14:52 Equipment used; 17:02 Lack of promotion; 17:51 Proudest moment in USAF; 21:10 Receiving marksman ribbon; 21:50 Memorable experiences while in USAF; 23:45 Medical discharge; 24:31 Applying linguistic training to civilian life; 26:50 Advice for those thinking about going into the service; 27:10 End.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Post-Cold War Era
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
97 Intelligence Squadron
Location of Service
Alfred Air Force Base (Neb.); Texas
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Tuthill, Michael; Gradl, Frank
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
Jennings, Alexandra; Cold War -- Personal narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Air Force
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 collaborative endeavor 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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Jennings, Alexandra interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 239.