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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

CHERYL L. SIZER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Cheryl L. Sizer served in the United States Air Force as a flautist in the USAF from 1990-2010. She retired with the rank of master sergeant.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The collection contains a 21012 oral history interview, digital photographs, three compact discs of music and one DVD of the United States Air Force Academy Band.


BIOGRAPHY

Cheryl Sizer was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, but spent the majority of her childhood and adolescence in Lafayette, Louisiana.

While attending Acadiana High School in Scott, Louisiana, Sizer found a love for playing the flute, and eventually went on to Loyola University in New Orleans where she studied music education. After receiving her undergraduate degree, Sizer decided to attend Temple University in Philadelphia.

In 1990, Sizer auditioned for the United States Air Force Band, was accepted, and enlisted with the air force for four years. After basic training, Sizer was initially assigned to March Air Force Base in Riverside, California, before having to reenlist and transferring to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1994.

Towards the end of her twenty years in the air force, Sizer was the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge [NCOIC] for the U.S. Air Force Band’s specialty ensemble Academy Winds, as well as for the concert band.

After leaving the air force, Sizer and her family moved to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where she now works with at a hospice facility.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Oral history interview with Cheryl Sizer, 2012
Item # wv0543.5.001
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2007
Item # WV0543.6.001
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2007
Item # WV0543.6.002
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2008
Item # WV0543.6.003
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2008
Item # WV0543.6.004
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2008
Item # WV0543.6.005
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2006
Item # WV0543.6.006
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Academy Winds in Concert; 2005
Item # WV0543.6.020
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Group Photograph of The United States Air Force Academy Band; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.021
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.022
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.023
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.024
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer
Item # WV0543.6.025
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of The United States Air Force Academy Band; 2003
Item # WV0543.6.014
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Academy Winds; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.015
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Group Photograph of Academy Winds; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.016
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Group Photograph of Academy Winds; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.017
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Group Photograph of Academy Winds; 2010
Item # WV0543.6.018
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Academy Winds in Concert; 2005
Item # WV0543.6.019
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2006
Item # WV0543.6.007
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2006
Item # WV0543.6.008
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of The United States Air Force Academy Band; 2006
Item # WV0543.6.009
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2006
Item # WV0543.6.010
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of Master Sergeant Cheryl Sizer; 2006
Item # WV0543.6.011
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers
Photograph of The United States Air Force Academy Band; 2003
Item # WV0543.6.013
From the Cheryl L. Sizer Papers