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Oral History interview of Tracey Frost. Interview conducted by Webb, Joshua at JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.


0:01 Introduction; 0:30 Birth place and date; 0:40 Growing up; 0:47 Siblings; 0:57 Parents occupation; 1:17 High School; 1:36 Difference in English High School compared to U.S. High School; 1:57 Foreign friends; 2:34 Family members in the military; 2:48 Post High School; 2:52 Decision to join the Navy; 3:20 Choice of military occupation; 3:30 Family and friends reaction to joining the Navy; 4:01 Location of Boot Camp; 4:18 First impression of Boot Camp; 5:08 Memorable experience at Boot Camp; 5:45 Additional training; 5:54 Impression of A school; 6:19 First assignment after training; 6:30 Transport to Naval Air Station Sigonella; 7:00 Impression of Sicily; 7:30 Interaction with Sicilians; 8:09 Interaction with North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries; 8:18 Entertainment in Sicily; 8:30 Contact with Family; 8:47 Leaving Naval Air Station Sigonella; 8:55 Next station; 9:08 Opinion of D.C. station; 9:40 Role in D.C.; 10:28 Memorable experiences in D.C.; 10:58 Opinion of D.C. area; 11:14 Leaving D.C. to next station in Maine; 11:30 Meeting Husband; 11:52 Husbands job; 12:18 Impressions of Maine; 12:46 Role in the Squadron; 13:25 Opinion of the P-3s; 13:53 Favorite place that she traveled to; 14:10 AIMD Oceana, Virginia Beach; 14:18 Opinion of Virginia Beach; 14:36 Role at AIMD Oceana; 14:50 Average day on leave; 15:22 Time at AIMD Oceana; 15:30 Decision to retire; 15:58 Awards; 16:30 Nuck; 16:52 Highest rank achieved; 17:08 Favorite Station; 18:15 Last days in service; 18:55 Training for civilian life; 19:32 Opinion of how it affected her transition; 20:00 Gender affecting service; 20:58 Civilian life after leaving the service; 21:24 Move to Florida; 21:34 Contact with those served with; 21:42 Military's impact on post military career; 22:32 Advice for someone joining the military; 23:27 Closing Statements; 23:42 Opinion about having a neighborhood where she went to Boot Camp; 24:35 Getting employed by JHT; 25:10 Closing Statement (continued).

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Fort Meade (Md.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War



Begin/End date of Service - 1st



Video; MovingImage


Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella; NAVAIR; VP-11; VP-26; AIMD Oceana

Location of Service

Sigonella (Italy); Sicily (Italy); Washington (D.C.); Maine

Highest Rank


Prisoner of War





Good Conduct Medal


See video for details.


Not applicable

City of Birth

Fort Meade

Country of Birth

United States


Webb, Joshua

Interview Date


Location of Interview

JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.


Frost, Tracey; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Navy

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


Webb, Joshua

Length of Interview

26 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida




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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type