Bruce Jackson describes the different bases from which he jumped, including those in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. He also recalls the impact the different terrains had on fighting fires. Jackson describes training at the Redmond Air Center in Oregon and notes the physical aspects of that base. He talks about the general attitude of jumpers from 1968 to 1972 concerning the program’s administration, its policy on drugs and alcohol, and the introduction of minorities to the program.
Smokejumpers West (United States) Biography; Smokejumping West (United States) History; Smokejumpers Training of; Smokejumping Social aspects
Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Collection, OH 133, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (65 min.) : analog + 1 transcript (22 p. : 28 cm.)
Jackson, Bruce E., "Bruce E. Jackson Interview, July 20, 1984" (1984). Smokejumpers 1984 Reunion Oral History Project. OH 133-049.