Oral History interview of Eglin Ayson. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.
0:00 Introduction; 0:32 Birth Date and Location; 0:43 Family size; 0:48 Parents employment; 1:06 Growing up; 1:49 Education; 2:04 Inspiration to join AFROTC; 2:56 Why the Air Force over the Navy; 3:49 Family's reaction to joining; 4:23 How parents met; 4:50 How he was named; 5:08 Friends joining the service; 6:02 Field Training; 7:48 Memorable Experience at Field training; 8:21 Top Military job choices; 10:29 Average day as Systems Acquisition Manager; 12:26 Squadron Officer School; 15:53 Teaching Teamwork and Leadership Development; 18:48 Most Memorable Experience while a faculty at Squadron Officer School; 21:44 Assignment as Program Analyst at Eglin; 24:36 Preferred base; 25:37 Meaningful awards; 26:30 Being Filipino in the Military; 28:25 Typical Day of Leave; 29:34 Being Married in the Air Force; 30:58 Leaving the Air Force; 33:40 Transition out of the Service; 35:47 Going to School again at Full Sail; 36:13 Service affecting post-military career; 37:50 Becoming Employed by JHT; 38:47 Overall Assessment of military career; 41:15 Advice for someone contemplating joining; 42:25 Closing Remarks.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Persian Gulf War
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
Aeronautical Systems Division, Directorate for Reconnaissance and Electronic Warfare; Squadron Officer School; Aeronautical Systems Center, Air-to-Air Joint Systems Program Office
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Meritorious Service Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Air Force Organizational Excellence Award; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Air Force Training Ribbon
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Country of Birth
Location of Interview
JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.
Ayson, Eglin; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; 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, "Ayson, Eglin interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 337.