Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Michael Arp. Interview conducted by Lopez, Soraly at UCF.

Log

0:30 Biographical information; 1:00 Military service in the family; 1:45 Joining the Air Force; 3:19 Transition from civilian to military life; 4:50 Basic Military Training; 5:30 Arrival at Basic Training; 6:19 First day and impression of Basic Training; 7:23 Medical screening; 8:24 Inspections and getting the uniforms; 9:15 Training Experience; 11:17 Training Officials; 12:20 Typical day of Basic Training; 13:52 Adaptation to Air Force life; 15:15 Assignments after training; 15:27 Air Transportation assignment; 16:04 North Korea; 17:12 Going abroad; 17:53 Operation Enduring Freedom; 19:10 Experience in Kuwait; 20:18 Effectiveness of the job; 23:30 Different job: loading and unloading aircrafts; 26:14 Typical day during deployment; 26:53 Free time; 27:03 Going back; 27:53 Getting out of the Air Force; 29:40 Transition from military to civilian life; 32:00 Adjusting to society after service; 33:28 Family and friends reaction; 35:00 Current job; 35:14 Experience taken from service; 38:08 Training standards from military; 38:38-41:22 Remembering the Air Force.

Date of Birth

1985-06-14

Place of Birth

Rockledge (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2005-06-21

2011-06-21

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Location of Service

Korea (North); Kuwait

Highest Rank

Senior Airman; SrA

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

Please see video.

City of Birth

Rockledge

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Lopez, Soraly

Interview Date

Fall 11-4-2016

Location of Interview

UCF

Subjects

Arp, Michael R.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; 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

Contributors

Lopez, Soraly

Length of Interview

42 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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

Semester

Fall

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