Fred J. Pushies has spent the last 16 years in the company of each of the units assigned to United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM). He has skimmed across the waves with the SEALs in an eighty-two foot long Mark V Special Operations craft, flown at treetop level with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, and crunched through the brush with Force Recon Marines. His integrity and insight are evident in his previous works, Special Ops: America’s Elite Forces in 21st Century Combat, U.S. Air Force Special Ops, U.S. Army Special Forces, Marine Force Recon, and Weapons of the U.S. Navy SEALs.
U.S. Air Force Special Ops (Military Power Series)by Fred Pushies
Before the frogmen of the Navy SEALs fast-roped in, this team may have been there, marking the area with infra-beacons. Before the U.S. Army Rangers ever executed an air drop on a drop zone, this team might have been there for days. Who are these men? They are the warriors of the Air Force Special Operations Command. Their gunships and special mission aircraft… See more details below
Before the frogmen of the Navy SEALs fast-roped in, this team may have been there, marking the area with infra-beacons. Before the U.S. Army Rangers ever executed an air drop on a drop zone, this team might have been there for days. Who are these men? They are the warriors of the Air Force Special Operations Command. Their gunships and special mission aircraft insert, supply, and support special forces. They do what they have to, whatever the mission. They are Air Force with an attitude, and this is their story.U. S. Air Force Special Ops is a rare inside look at a force that prizes its anonymity, often taking the part of the unsung heroes in critical covert operations.
The book ranges from their early roots and operational history to todays intense training program, covering new squadrons geared to the war on terror; from their arsenal of weapons and equipment to their sophisticated aircraft, like the AC-130U "Spectre" gunships bristling with 25mm chaingun, 40mm Bofors and 105mm howitzer cannon and the correspondingly lethal MH-53 Pave Low helicopter.
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Great book for those interested in the Air Force. Espically those looking into ACC(Air Combat Control)!!