By Thomas W. Young

With its fleet of huge shipping plane, the USA army can positioned body of workers and kit wherever at the globe inside of hours. within the Iraq and Afghanistan wars particularly, almost each soldier, each bullet, each pint of blood, and each chew of nutrition have arrived within the warfare sector through airlift.
This ebook tells the tale of 1 Air nationwide protect airlift wing as similar via its contributors. The 167th Airlift Wing of the West Virginia Air nationwide shield consisted of a squadron of 12 C-130 shipment planes, their crews, and all of the aiding sections—in all, greater than 1,200 humans. the writer, a former linked Press reporter became aviator, flew as an lively member of that unit and interviewed approximately 70 servicemen and ladies for this publication. They contain aircrews who dodged heat-seeking missiles, mechanics who made strive against maintenance, flight nurses who handled and transported the wounded, even motor pool truck drivers struck via a roadside bomb.

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