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What is an airstrike?

What is an airstrike?

In the "Newspeak" of today's media, released by DoD no less, an "airstrike" is what occurs when one air-delivered weapon detonates on the ground. Many of you familiar with the term "airstrike" consider them to be formations of aircraft, one or two dozen aircraft, acting in concert to hit a target or group of aimpoints. "Strike packages" consisting of dozens of "sorties" of individual aircraft are flown against assigned targets over the course of days or weeks.

George H. W. Bush homecoming

Welcome home George H. W. Bush Strike Group. I was in Virginia Beach last Saturday and saw the carrier offshore waiting for the tide, then enter the channel for her homecoming at Pier 12. Carrier Air Wing Eight had flown off the day before. Joyous photos of family reunions and well wishes on Facebook and text messages of congratulations on thousands of phones. Job well done, and we owe today's veterans our thanks and appreciation for fighting this away game for us.

RAVEN ONE gives insight into today's tactical airstrikes

Operation Inherent Resolve conducted eight airstikes today in Iraq and Syria. The press release is fairly boilerplate, describing the general geographical area, results, and participating coalition countries. While releases of this nature are often seen as ho-hum routine, the public needs to know that they are NOT routine, and the men and women involved are under tremendous pressure and putting themselves at great risk. That they make it look routine is a testament to their professionalism. If you or your circle wish to know what it is like, my novel RAVEN ONE can shed light.

Solitary Vigilance now in print!

In his new book, Solitary Vigilance, Tim Drake, author of Inherited Freedom, brings to life Allen Voigt and his twenty years of military service. This is a must read for anyone passionate about all things World War II, American patriotism and history. A story of individual sacrifice, perseverance and determination are vividly outlined on each and every page.

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