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00:00:00 - Interview Introduction

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: So this is an interview with Sedoria Outlaw who served with the US Army Reserve since 1993.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses how she acquired her name, and some of the culture shock she experienced moving from Tennessee to Wisconsin.

00:06:05 - Family life

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Um where are you in your sibling order?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses her family. She had a very close relationship with her family, which comes up throughout the interview.

00:06:51 - Reasons for joining the military

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Okay. Um, growing up did you know that you would end up joining the military?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses how she joined the military. Her family was not very keen on the idea of her joining the military.

00:10:19 - Basic training

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: What year was that?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses her experiences in basic training. She played on various teams during her time in basic training.

00:15:52 - Anecdotes from basic training

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: I want to ask about the basketball games you played in.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw shares some of her anecdotes from basic training. She also addresses the differences in the way basic training is portrayed in popular culture, and how it was for her.

00:22:34 - Reflections on career before September 11th

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Do you think 9-11 played a big role in that?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw briefly discusses what her career and her perspective on it was before September 11th.

00:24:37 - Reflections on high school

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Okay. I know we're bouncing around a little bit, but I want to back up to what was going on in your life before Basic Training?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw describes some of the activities that she was involved in during high school. She also explains more thoroughly how she convinced her family to support her decision to join the military.

00:29:21 - Differences between the Reserves and Active Duty

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: How is it different, for those who don't know, being Active Duty versus in the Reserve Army?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw describes the differences between Reserve and Active Duty.

00:32:47 - Civilian life versus service life

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: How would you say you're different in the real world versus when you're called to action?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses some of the differences between her life in the military and in her civilian life.

00:39:44 - September 11th, 2001

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Maybe while we're here, you can talk to me about where you were when 9-11 took place.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses how she came to learn about the events of September 11th. She also discusses some of the immediate changes that she noticed in the immediate aftermath of September 11th.

00:47:26 - Reflections on 9/11

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: When 9-11 finally sunk in with you, how did it sort of affect you emotionally?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses how 9/11 impacted her emotionally.

00:50:38 - The military's role in daily in civilian life

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: When--this is not that related, but when you meet someone, where in meeting someone for the first time do you tell them that you're a lieutenant or a soldier?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses how her Reserves status comes up in her daily life.

00:53:11 - Being a woman in the military

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Right. Can you speak to being a woman in the military? This hasn't come up in our interview yet, [inaudible] but how do you think the experience is different being a woman?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses the contemporary differences in opportunities that women and men have in the military.

00:58:11 - Changes in how sexual harassment is treated / interview conclusion

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Sometimes when I go to ask a question I don't always know where I'm going to end up and this one of those scenarios.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Outlaw discusses how the treatment of sexual harassment or sexual assault has changed from her perspective. The interview also abruptly ends.