Browse Interviews (11 total)

Jason David details his time in the United States Air Force. In particular, David comments on his time in basic training, and the differences in service during the pre and post 9/11 eras. He also discusses the difficulties of staying in touch with family before technology innovations of the mid-2000s.

Dylyn Daughtry discusses his military service in the United States Army. In particular, Daughtry comments on his time in basic training, his deployments to Kuwait and Afghanistan, the cultural differences of the people he met, the difficulties of staying in touch with family, and entertainment during his deployments. He also discusses being injured…

Joe Jenkins recounts his time in the United States Army. In particular, Jenkins recounts his time as a Staff Sergeant, basic training, his deployment to Iraq, his work with interpreters, and the hardships of combat. He also discussed his reentry into clivilian life, and his thoughts on people who are currently joining the military.

Will Aubrey discusses his time in the Kentucky National Guard. In particular, Aubrey traces his journey to enlistment after a knee injury, his reasons for joining, his deployment experiences, the comforts of home he missed while deployed, and his feelings on being in country.

Jeffery Beaty recounts his service in the Army. In particular, Beaty recounts his early life, leaving home at eighteen, the culture shock of basic training, and life during his deployment.

Nicole Keller details her time in the United States Navy. In particular, she discusses her decison to enlist on a whim, her reasons for choosing the Navy, her experiences in boot camp, the countries,she visted, and life on a naval vessel. She also discusses her decison to leave service for the sake of her son and her use of the GI Bill to get her…

Micheal Morris discusses his time in the United States Air Force. In particular, Morris commetns on being an aircraft electrician, his deployments and the many places he traveled to while enlisted. Morris also details the awards and citiations he earned, and, shares comments on how his service helped him in his civilian job.

Ret. Master Chief Daniel Brindley details his twenty-five year career in the United States Army. Brindley faced an early discharge for an injury, but he re-enlisted three years later. In particular, Brindley discusses what it was like to serve during the Cold War, his time in Panama during the Noriega Regime, his deployments to the Middle East…

James Wooley discusses his time in the service, adjusting to military life, Veterans Adminstration healthcare, veteran reintegration, as well as the challenges that Veterans face with pharmaceutical abuse and addiction.

John H. Spaulding discusses his time in the Army, his intial try out for the Marine Corps. and his eventual deployment to Vietnam. In particular, Spaulding addresses the horrors of war, his unfriendly welcome home to the United States, and his reintegration back into civilian life.

Blake Pennington details his service in the United States Marine Corp. Discussions cover his entire career in the military, from enlistment to separation.
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