Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Afghan War, 2001-
  • Branch of Service: Air Force
  • Unit of Service: 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron
  • Location of Service: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; McChord Air Force Base, Washington; Doha, Qatar; Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant

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"Music has definitely helped me steer away from the depression of not being in the military" (Video interview, 47:20)

Following a childhood spent on the Fork Belknap Reservation in Montana, Jamie Fox chose to pursue her childhood fascination with airplanes and the venerated tradition of military service within her culture. She joined the Air Force in 2007 at the age of 17, and deployed twice to the Middle East, first to Qatar and then to Kandahar, Afghanistan. As she describes in her oral history interview, though she adjusted quickly to the military, her eventual transition to civilian life was not as easy. Her lifelong passion for music--she is an accomplished fiddler--gave her a sense of direction and helped bridge the gap between the two worlds.

About this Item

Title

  • Jamie Fox Collection

Names

  • Ward, Kerry
  • Library of Congress
  • Fox, Jamie

State of Birth

  • MT

Home State

  • MT

Headings

  • -  Fox, Jamie
  • -  Afghan War, 2001- -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Air Force.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Female

Race

  • American Indian and Alaskan Native

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Afghan War, 2001-

    • Branch of Service: Air Force
    • Unit of Service: 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron
    • Location of Service: Dyess Air Force Base, Texas; McChord Air Force Base, Washington; Doha, Qatar; Kandahar, Afghanistan
    • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
    • Dates of Service: 2007-2016
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: Digital File [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 02/11/2019)
  • Photograph: Photocopy of photographic print [27 items] -- Photograph (collected 1905 - 2016)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 1905 - 2016)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/114479

Cite as

  • Jamie Fox Collection (AFC/2001/001/114479), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Ward, Kerry, Library Of Congress, and Jamie Fox. Jamie Fox Collection. 2007. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.114479/.

APA citation style:

Ward, K., Library Of Congress & Fox, J. (2007) Jamie Fox Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.114479/.

MLA citation style:

Ward, Kerry, Library Of Congress, and Jamie Fox. Jamie Fox Collection. 2007. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.114479/>.