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The Rescue Man: A "Snafu Snatching" Rescue Pilot's Extraordinary Journey through World War II
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017 by Van Rye Publishing, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
THE RESCUE MAN presents the extraordinary and unique journey of a World War II-era rescue pilot, Bud Hayes, from his childhood in Idaho through his training for and service during World War II. The rescue squadron that Bud served in saved over seven hundred downed pilots during the war. Nevertheless, history has left Bud’s incredible story, and that of his squadron, largely untold... until now.
Social Media: The Fastest Growing Vulnerability to the Air Force Mission - Cyberspace Issues, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Cybersecurity, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Safeguarding Personal Data
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,720. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Security, Nonfiction » History » Military
Social media is the fastest growing vulnerability to the military mission and the personal security of all Airmen. On 30 November 2014, the FBI issued warning to members of the US military and requested that they review their social media presence for any information like names and addresses that might attract the attention of violent ISIS extremists.
National Policies for Military Unmanned Systems that Implement Joint Fires Missions - Aircraft Systems, Armed Drones, Research Priorities, Historical Analogies, Strategic Options for Counterterrorism
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,860. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Technological advances in unmanned systems have expanded existing military capabilities. Despite the adoption of these technologies for military applications, policy guidance for U.S. national decisionmakers has lagged the introduction of new capabilities.
Perceptions of Airpower and Implications for the Leavenworth Schools: Interwar Student Papers (Art of War Paper) – History and Effectiveness of Command and General Staff School During the 1930s
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,220. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This book evaluates interwar period US Army officer perceptions of aviation as expressed in student papers written as part of the Command and General Staff School during the 1930s. The evaluation compares student perceptions to period airpower theory and doctrine and applies that study to weigh-in on the broader debate over the effectiveness of Fort Leavenworth during the interwar period.
Aftermath: A Historical Analysis of Resiliency Following Failure in Battle – Four Aerial Battles Where U.S. Airmen Won after Failure in World War I and II, Korea, and Vietnam, Esprit de Corps
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,470. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This monograph set out to determine if the USAF exhibited enduring organizational resiliency traits by analyzing four aerial battles where US airmen recovered from initial failure and achieved subsequent victory.
Long-Term Effects of Targeted Killings by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) – Weaponized Drones Against Islamic Extremists in Afghanistan and Iraq, Just War Theory and International Humanitarian Law
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 32,660. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This study contributes to the growing discussion regarding the employment of weaponized UAVs, specifically when executing targeted killings outside designated combat zones. As the dominant proprietor of UAVs, the United States inadvertently established precedence for their employment resulting in significant, future political and military ramifications.
Joint Force Cyberspace Component Command: Establishing Cyberspace Operations Unity of Effort for the Joint Force Commander – Cyberwar, Air Power Development in Operation Desert Storm
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 36,720. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Whether purposefully or out of sheer coincidence, cyberspace operations have chartered a course strikingly similar to that of air operations in history, theory, and doctrine. Both grew out of scientific innovation, theorists were quick to apply both of the new technologies to the art of warfare.
U.S. Army Attack Aviation in a Decisive Action Environment: History, Doctrine, and a Need for Doctrinal Refinement – Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq War, Rotary Wing Attack, Technology and Sky Cavalry
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 27,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The attack helicopter airframe and role evolved slowly, over time, to fulfill the missions of observation and reconnaissance, air escort, direct fire support, anti-tank, and deep attack, in support of ground elements from the platoon to the corps.
The School of Hard Knocks: The Development of Close Air Support (CAS) in Burma during Second World War - History Shows Reliable CAS Requires Unique Capabilities, Joint Training, and Cohesive Doctrine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 28,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
This analysis explores the roots of modern CAS in Burma during World War II. By contrasting the efforts of the American Volunteer Group in 1942 with the Eastern Air Command in 1943-1944, the Burma campaigns showcase key CAS challenges, and highlight the Eastern Air Command's innovative solutions.
Death Spiral: Luftwaffe Airlift Training, Operation Stosser, and Lessons for Modern U.S. Air Force - Highlighting Perils of Cutbacks in Aircraft Training and Proficiency Compared to C-17 Pilot Force
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 33,900. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In the face of shrinking budgets and wartime mission demands, the United States Air Force (USAF) C-17 pilot force endured cutbacks to aircraft training and proficiency over the last fourteen years not unlike those the Luftwaffe endured as World War II progressed.
Survivability on the Island of Spice: The Development of the UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter and its Baptism of Fire in Operation Urgent Fury on Grenada - Effect of Poor Intelligence Flying into Enemy Fire
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,050. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
In 1983 the UH-60 Blackhawk faced its baptism of fire during Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada. Ten Blackhawks sustained battle damage during the assault, and four were destroyed. This helicopter was the culmination of fourteen years of work that started in 1965.
Violating Reality: The Lavelle Affair, Nixon, and Parsing the Truth - Dedicated Air Force Leader Treated Unjustly and Abandoned by Government, New Evidence about Vietnam War Air Strike Authorization
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,050. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The case study that follows is not only an effort to help exonerate Major General Lavelle for the unjust treatment he received, but it also reveals much about how American civil-military relations can function during a controversial limited conflict in which disparate personalities often played a dominant role.
Air Force Reserve Year in Review, 2015 and 2014 - Covers Command, Tenth, Twenty-second, and Fourth Air Force, Yellow Ribbon Program, Global Vigilance with MQ-9 Reaper, 489th Bomb Group's B-1 Lancer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,120. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
Two reports, for 2014 and 2015, provide up-to-date information and data on the work of America's Air Force Reserve. For the past 68 years, the Air Force Reserve has provided combat-ready forces to fly, fight and win for our nation. Today, our force consists of nearly 70,000 Citizen Airmen who provide daily operational capability, strategic depth and surge capacity.
Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 112,490. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » Military
The true story of two separate mass-casualty incidents that occurred within days of each other at a US Air Force base. Using the words of the people who experienced the tragedies, the book provides an in-depth look at the before, during and after of a preventable "active shooter" incident and an avoidable fatal plane crash.
Airborne Next: Rethinking Airborne Organization and Applying New Concepts - Airborne Role Taxonomy, Small-Scale and Large-Scale Forces, Swarming Concept, Stand-off and Close-in Capabilities
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 28,930. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The airborne concept has had a lasting impact on military force structures since its employment on a large scale during World War II. It is puzzling to consider how little airborne organizational structures and employment concepts have changed in the intervening seven decades, considering the great amount of change occurring in warfare.
Technology Strategy in Irregular Warfare: High-Tech Versus Right-Tech - Unconventional Warfare, Special Operations, Afghanistan and the Soviet Union, Britain, and America, Aircraft, Artillery
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
When faced with any type of irregular warfare, technology integration has proved to be problematic for developed countries with technologically advanced militaries. Developed countries train and equip their militaries and develop military doctrines that tend to focus on protection from other developed countries.
Blackbird: Cold War Spyplanes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,100. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Cold War drove military innovation and none more than the need to spy on Soviet Bloc countries in the 1950s. The best way to spy other than tap phones and have agents on the ground was from the air. For this several cutting edge aircraft were designed and built by the legendary Kelly Johnson and Lockheed Skunk works – which pushed the boundaries of technology.
Developing and Applying Synthesis Models of Emerging Space Systems - Military Small Satellites, DoD MILSATCOM, ISR, Commercial Small Satellites, Research, Cost Estimation and Acquisition, Launchers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,270. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
The Department of Defense's (DOD) large satellites provide robust capabilities, but they are ill designed to combat emerging threats and concerns like anti-satellite weapons and a shrinking defense budget. Small satellites are a potential solution to this challenge, but the technology is too nascent for the DOD to deploy.
Harrier: Jump Jet Interdiction
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,790. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016 by Digital Dreams Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The Harrier has a unique place in aviation history as the most successful VTOL aircraft to date. Born from the need during the Cold War for an aircraft that could operate even if airfields had been destroyed. The Harrier has become yet another British aviation icon alongside the Spitfire and Concord.
The Air Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Perspective: World War II, Norway, Guadalcanal, Rommel, Soviets in Spain, World War I, Gallipoli, Egyptian Force, Iraq Kut Disaster, Napoleon, Boxer Rebellion
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,310. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » History » Military
The military has conducted expeditionary operations for centuries; airmen began to participate in expeditions from the very early days of flight. Descriptions of expeditions, with and without air components, evoke suggestive lessons for current expeditionary operations.

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