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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.



War or Conflict

Post-Cold War Era

Interview Date


Collection Description

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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type