Context for Interview
Rebecca Lorraine is a retired member of the Air Force attending USC Aiken. The Interviewer is also a student at USCA and is in an Honors 101 course on Oral History, in which each student prepares, conducts, and transcribes interviews with student-veterans at USCA.
Brief Description of Interview
This interview begins with Lorraine's military childhood and her fathers' stationing around the world, to her brief attendance at college, her to enlistment in the Army, then her return to college and civilian life to become a Nurse Practitioner. She then enlisted in the Air Force and became a flight nurse and administrator from 1987-2009, with deployments during Desert Storm/Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and finally her medical retirement and continuing her education.
Location of Interview
Duration of Interview
Date of Birth
Dates of Service
Branch/Units of Service
Army, 7th Special Forces (intelligence); Air Force, flight nurse, director of operations for air evacuation
Theaters/Locations of Service
Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Ft. Bragg, NC; Middle East; Afghanistan; MacDill AFB, OK
Highest Rank Attained
Major Course of Study
Previous College/University Experience
Linfield College; University of Maryland; Georgia State University; University of South Florida; Monterey Peninsula Junior College; Air Command and Staff College, Air War College
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