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Description

Oral history interview with Monica Michele Hasan. Interview conducted by Connor Nichols and Weston Happy at Trevor Colburn Hall, UCF, Orlando, Florida on November 9, 2018.

Log

2:40 Place of Birth and Family; 4:17 Childhood and Moving; 7:11 Education pre-Air Force; 9:50 Decision to join the Air Force; 13:15 Family in the Military; 14:01 First Impressions of the Military; 16:26 Responsibilities as Combat Officer; 17:02 Reassignment to Communications Squadron; 18:14 Experiences in Combat Camera; 21:10 Experience in JROTC; 22:09 Difficulties Based ion Ethnicity and Gender; 24:43 Culture Shock and Other Difficulties in Air Force; 28:04 Friendships in the Service; 29:41 First Impressions of Iraq; 31:16 Typical Day in the Service; 33:26 Staying in Touch with Family; 34:21 First Husband; 36:04 Entertainment Overseas and Interesting Stories; 38:50 Sustaining Service Related Injuries/PTSD; 41:14 Making Progress; 43:44 Second Husband; 48:35 Motherhood While in the Service; 52:18 Further Education While in the Service; 53:53 Future Career Aspirations.

Date of Birth

1984-05-16

Place of Birth

Macon (Ga.)

Gender

Female

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Georgia

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2006-09-30

2017-03-28

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

1 Combat Camera Square; 437th Communications Square; Lemay Center for Doctrine; 34th Intel Square; 707th Communications Square

Location of Service

Charleston (S. C.); Maxwell (Ala.); Fort Meade (Md.)

Highest Rank

Captain; Capt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Joint Service Achievement Award; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal

Achievements

See interview for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Macon

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Nichols, Connor; Happy, Preston

Interview Date

Fall 11-9-2018

Location of Interview

Trevor Colburn Hall, University of Central Florida

Subjects

Hasan, Monica Michele; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- 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

Nichols, Connor; Happy, Preston

Length of Interview

56 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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