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.
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
Place of Birth
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
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.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Joint Service Achievement Award; Air Force Commendation Medal; Air Force Achievement Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal
See interview for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Nichols, Connor; Happy, Preston
Location of Interview
Trevor Colburn Hall, University of Central Florida
Hasan, Monica Michele; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- 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
Nichols, Connor; Happy, Preston
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Hasan, Monica Michele interview" (2018). Veterans Oral Histories. 618.