The Speed of Heat: An Airlift Wing at War in Iraq and Afghanistan
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With its fleet of large transport aircraft, the United States military can put personnel and equipment anywhere on the globe within hours. The interviewees vividly describe their day-to-day work in the war zone, revealing the inner workings of a part of the military not usually well covered by the news media.. Transport aircrews have accompanied the troops from the beginning, flying them in, supplying them, bringing them out for medical treatment or rotations home, and in the most heart-breaking missions, carrying them on their final journey back to grieving relatives. This book tells the story of one Air National Guard airlift wing as related by its members. The author, a former Associated Press reporter turned aviator, flew as an active member of that unit and interviewed nearly 70 servicemen and women for this book. Their stories include C-130 aircrews who dodged heat-seeking missiles, mechanics who made combat repairs, flight nurses who treated and transported the wounded, even two motor pool truck drivers struck by a roadside bomb. The 167th Ai
Young is a flight engineer with the West Virginia Air National Guard and a former writer and editor for the broadcast division of the Associated Press. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Senior Master Sergeant Thomas W.
Young is a flight engineer with the West Virginia Air National Guard and a former writer and editor for the broadcast division of the Associated Press. About the Author Senior Master Sergeant Thomas W. . He lives in Alexandria, Virginia
Very nice book. It teaches reality tebysavoia Exactly that I expect! Very nice book. It teaches reality.. Young, pens another great true story Richard Hill Ups delivered this book at 1pm I scanned it at work and have spent most of the night reading the book. This is as true as it gets, every comment made by the Members of the 167th shows the professionalism of the West Virginia Air Guard members. For 130 operators and maintainers this book is a must. RZ HIll 130th Airlift. "Amazing book!!" according to C. Butler. My mom and I first bought "The Speed of Heat" for my dad about a month ago. The thing that caught our eye was the "167th Airlift Wing" mention on the frontit's the unit my dad served with. As we flipped through the pages in the book store, we began to recognize names we knew, and bought it on the spot for my dad. He fi