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Today's U.S. Air Force
     

Today's U.S. Air Force

by Michael Burgan, Raymond L. Puffer
 

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A jet plane soars through the sky. A drone hovers above an enemy target waiting to release its deadly rocket. A GPS satellite circles Earth, sending information that helps you get where you want to go. Behind all these activities are the men and women of the U.S. Air Force.

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A jet plane soars through the sky. A drone hovers above an enemy target waiting to release its deadly rocket. A GPS satellite circles Earth, sending information that helps you get where you want to go. Behind all these activities are the men and women of the U.S. Air Force.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The U.S. Air Force represents one of the most powerful and dynamic branches of the armed services not only in the United States but also across the globe. The men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force operate some of the most advanced equipment available to any military force and do so within an organization with a history of success. Approximately 300,000 airmen serve in the U.S. Air Force with an additional 70,000 in the various air reserve formations that exist. Interestingly, only about 4,000 of these men and women are certified pilots. The story of the men and women who serve in the U.S. Air Force is the topic of this title in the illustrated “Essential Library of American Wars” series. In this introductory book, Burgan takes his readers into the world of jet aircraft, drones, space vehicles, and powerful ordnance that are part of life in the Air Force. Additionally, he chronicles the entrance requirements, basic training, career advancement, and daily service requirements that are part of life as an airman. Burgan also includes a small section detailing the life contributions of men and women who served in the Air Force in noteworthy ways. The end result of Burgan’s work is a journeyman-like effort that introduces readers to life in the Air Force. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck; Ages 10 to 14.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756546335
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
1050L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

Meet the Author

Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. He has also written fiction and adapted classic novels. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael has also worked as an editor at Weekly Reader, the classroom news magazine used in schools across the United States. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history. When not writing for kids, he enjoys writing plays, and his works have been staged across the United States. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.

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