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Angela Beltz | 134th Quartermaster Detachment - Army

2:48   |   The National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus, Ohio is an amazing place for any veteran to visit, says Ohio veteran Angela Beltz. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

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Operation Desert Storm
  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  3:05

    Her father was an Irish cowboy and her mother was a member of the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota. Angela Beltz followed a long tradition of military service among native people by joining the National Guard while still in high school. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  4:06

    It was her first time on an airplane, and when she got to basic training, Angela Beltz was the youngest one there at seventeen. She was also small of stature, which made the drill instructor wonder if she had what it takes. She did. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  5:41

    Angela Beltz had her senior year in high school after taking basic training, which gave her a completely new perspective on things. Her National Guard unit was a water detachment, specializing in distribution in conflict areas. Many of the members of the North Dakota unit had grown up together. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  6:00

    It was a surprise when her National Guard unit was activated for Desert Storm. It gave Angela Beltz a new appreciation of the hands on training the water distribution detachment had received in the mountains of California. As she readied for deployment, she had to make a choice regarding her long hair. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  5:06

    It was a small detachment from the North Dakota National Guard that flew together with their vehicles to Saudi Arabia. Angela Beltz describes the scene as other units waited in the desert for their gear to arrive. Her unit had their own vehicles with them, which was a huge advantage. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  5:50

    Angela Beltz is proud that all water purification and distribution during Desert Storm was handled by National Guard and Reserve units. When she got to her forward base, the first order of business was to secure the perimeter with concertina wire. She was on that detail and a chance encounter would change her life. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  4:53

    For Angela Beltz, the chemical alarms were the scariest thing. Every time it sounded, they had to don full protective gear. But when it was quiet, at night, the stars in the desert seemed close enough to touch. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  5:23

    In her quartermaster unit, Angela Beltz had to endure the stereotyping of women in the Army. It was difficult to find any men with much sympathy. But when she got to the Ohio National Guard, she found something she really liked, a new truck. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  5:40

    Women, too, serve on the front lines. Angela Beltz, a veteran of Desert Storm, speaks of her work with women's veteran groups and their outreach to veterans of all wars. Especially important to her are the women who served in Vietnam. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  4:32

    If you are a woman veteran, reach out, find a network of women who have been there. That's the advice of Angela Beltz, a veteran of Desert Storm. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

  • Angela Beltz  |  Operation Desert Storm  |  134th Quartermaster Detachment  |  3:26

    There is a song that will make Angela Beltz recall her time in the desert, and another that will make her cry. As for the present, she is worried about the military being able to recruit among the existing pool of young people. (Interview conducted at, and with the assistance of, the National Veterans Memorial & Museum- https://nationalvmm.org/)

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