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Oral History interview of Donald Adams. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.


0:01 Introduction; 0:37 Birth and background information; 1:00 Enlistment; 1:05 Parents' jobs; 1:20 Relatives in the Military; 1:38 Impact on decision to join; 2:05 Why Airforce over the other branches; 2:42 Family reaction to joining the service; 2:50 Basic Training; 2:59 Technical Training; 3:04 Basic Training (continued); 3:42 Technical Training (continued); 4:34 First Station; 4:54 Possible bases; 5:10 First Station (continued); 6:54 Military job; 7:45 Average day; 8:34 Leave; 9:00 Memorable Experience at FE Warren AFB; 10:00 Interest in ICBMs; 10:30 Second Station; 11:22 Rockets at the Second station; 11:35 Comparing the two Stations; 12:06 Job differences; 12:40 Average day at Cape Canaveral; 13:20 Night Shift; 14:07 Effects of 9/11; 15:10 Changes after the end of the Cold War; 16:00 On duty during 9/11; 16:20 Effects of 9/11 (continued); 16:47 Most memorable Promotion; 17:35 Criteria for Promotion; 19:42 Medals or Citations; 20:41 Decision to Retire; 21:30 Wife while in service; 22:20 Transition from service; 23:04 First job out of service; 23:13 Role at JHT; 23:34 Getting the job at JHT; 23:50 Contact with those served with.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Beloit (Wis.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Post Cold-War Era



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

90th Space Wing F E Warren AFB; 3 SLS Cape Canaveral AFS

Location of Service

F.E. Warren Air Force Base (Wyo.); Cape Canaveral (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Technical Sergeant TSgt


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Country of Birth

United States


Bradfield, Daniel

Interview Date

Spring 4-8-2015

Location of Interview

JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.


Adams, Donald A.; Post-Cold War Era; 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


Bradfield, Daniel

Length of Interview

27 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio


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