U.S. Military by the Numbers

U.S. Military by the Numbers

U.S. Military by the Numbers

U.S. Military by the Numbers


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Let numbers open your eyes to the amazing military world. You may know that SEAL training is tough, but what's the drop out rate? How fast and how far can fighter jets fly? Exactly how many pairs of white socks are in a Marine recruit’s footlocker? Get all the need to know stats about the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air Force, from weapons to personnel and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623706784
Publisher: Capstone Young Readers
Publication date: 11/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 112
File size: 143 MB
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Age Range: 8 - 14 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

Amie Jane Leavitt is an accomplished author and photographer who loves to travel the globe in search of interesting story ideas and beautiful places to capture in photos. Amie has written nearly 50 books for children. She graduated from Brigham Young University as an education major and has since taught all subjects and grade levels in both private and public schools. She also has contributed to online and print media, and has worked as a consultant, writer, and editor for numerous educational publishing and assessment companies.

Lisa M. Bolt Simons has published more than 50 nonfiction children's books, as well as four middle grade "choose your path" novels and an adult history book. She's twice received an Honorable Mention for the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers in Children's Literature. She's also received a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant and other accolades for her writing. Lisa is a proud mom to her science- and math-minded twin daughter and son. Originally from Colorado, Lisa lives in Southern Minnesota with her husband, who also loves to read.

Table of Contents

To Protect and Defend 4

U.S. Marines 6

First to Fight 7

Marines by 7s 8

Careers in the Marines 10

Marine Corps in the 20th Century 12

Iwo Jima 14

Becoming a Marine 16

Contents of a Marine Recruit's Seabag 18

The Crucible: A Rite of Passage 20

Equipping the Marines 22

The MV-22B Osprey 26

Beyond the Battlefield 28

Marine Special Operations 30

U.S. Air Force 32

Fast, Faster, Fastest 33

The 1-2-3s of Becoming an Airman 34

Weapons 36

Today's Air Force 38

Working the Sky and Space 40

The Air Force in 3s 42

Bombers of World War II 44

Fighters and Aces in World War II 46

The "Torture Chamber" 48

Becoming a Pilot 50

Operation Enduing Freedom 52

The Air Force in 7s 54

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles 56

U.S. Army 58

America's Soldiers 59

The Army in 3s 61

Army Weapons 62

The Abrams Tank 64

A Ready Soldier 66

Battle of the Bulge, World War II 68

Then and Now 70

Operation Iraqi Freedom 72

Working in the Army 74

D-Day 76

K-9s 78

The Army in 1s 80

Special Operations Forces 82

U.S. Navy 84

World Class Personnel and Fleet 85

Aircraft Carriers: Rules of the Sea 86

Aircraft Carrier Strike Group 88

On Land and at Sea 90

Flying High in the U.S. Navy 92

Boot Camp! Training Sailors 95

Becoming a Seal 96

Life at Sea 98

Into the Deep: Submarines 100

Naval Weapons 102

Counting by 11s 104

Attack on Pearl Harbor 106

Midway: A Decisive Battle 108

Index 110


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