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Jason Patla reflects on His 9/11 Experience from the Air Force

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What were you doing on 9/11? (Or, What was your interviewee doing on 9/11?)

Jason Patla was in Hawaii on the Headquarters Pacific Air Force Staff as a Captain. He remembers getting a call from his mother to turn on the news where he watched the planes crash into the Twin Towers.

Please visit the attached video to learn more about Jason Patla's personal reflections.

How did 9/11 affect you personally and or professionally?

When watching the news, Jason Patla remembers thinking after each strike that it couldn't get worse. Then two more happened leaving him in a state of disbelief. He said he felt some anger but an overwhelming sense of sadness. His professional career changed because of a severe increase in security at the military bases. His commute went from 20 minutes to hours in the months following. His thought process growing up was that the next war would be similar to the Cold War, where it circled a major superpower. Because of that mindset, he and much of the country at the time considered 9/11 to be such an unexpected attack.

Please visit the attached video to learn more about Jason Patla's personal reflections.

On 9/11, what sector were you (OR your interviewee) in?

Military

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Jason Patla reflects on His 9/11 Experience from the Air Force

When watching the news, Jason Patla remembers thinking after each strike that it couldn't get worse. Then two more happened leaving him in a state of disbelief. He said he felt some anger but an overwhelming sense of sadness. His professional career changed because of a severe increase in security at the military bases. His commute went from 20 minutes to hours in the months following. His thought process growing up was that the next war would be similar to the Cold War, where it circled a major superpower. Because of that mindset, he and much of the country at the time considered 9/11 to be such an unexpected attack.

Please visit the attached video to learn more about Jason Patla's personal reflections.