Oral History interview of Carla Holoman. Interview conducted by Webb, Joshua at JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.
0:00 Introduction; 0:31 Birth Place and date; 0:39 Parents Occupation; 0:55 Siblings; 1:03 Growing Up; 2:55 Family in the Military; 3:22 Education before joining the Military; 4:18 Influence for joining the Air Force; 5:41 Family reaction to commissioning; 6:14 Opinion of Reserve Officer Training Corps; 7:24 Field Training; 8:46 Post Field Training; 8:57 Opinions of Field Training; 10:39 Discovering leadership style; 12:46 Graduation at Field Training; 13:26 First job in Acquisitions and Logistics; 17:24 Opinion of being Stationed at Birth Base; 18:08 Meeting Husband; 19:23 Average day at Robins AFB; 20:30 Airframes and projects; 21:34 On Leave; 22:08 Interaction with Civilians; 23:25 Memorable day serving; 25:02 Persian Gulf War affecting the normal operations; 26:26 Friend who volunteered to deploy instead of her; 26:59 Reasons for leaving the service; 27:48 Last day in Service; 29:16 Medals and awards; 29:51 Coming from Atlanta to Orlando; 32:22 Race and Gender affecting service; 34:49 Contact with those she served with; 36:25 Overall Assessment of Career; 37:21 Getting Employment at JHT; 38:23 Closing Statements.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Robins Air Force Base (Ga.)
Black or African American
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
Warner Robins Air Logistics Center
Location of Service
Robins Air Force Base (Ga.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video
City of Birth
Robins Air Force Base
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.
Holoman, Carla; 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, "Holoman, Carla interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 351.