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Description

Oral History interview of Alexandra Jennings. Interview conducted by Tuthill, Michael; Gradl, Frank at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Log

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

1986-10-02

Place of Birth

Brentwood (N.Y.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Post-Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

2014-07-07

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

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

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

See the video.

City of Birth

Brentwood

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Tuthill, Michael; Gradl, Frank

Interview Date

7-15-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Jennings, Alexandra; Cold War -- Personal narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Air Force

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

Length of Interview

27 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

Rights

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. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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