My Dogfight with Jargon

Military pilots joke that we would fall apart without acronyms and jargon - well, I joke about that.

Aviation has a language of its own. Can you decipher this:

"Ghost 11, Jacksonville Center, descend at pilots discretion, you are cleared BIGGI at or below flight level two-four-zero."

'Trinity Icon' is a contender

'Trinity Icon' is a finalist for's Lime Award for Excellence in Fiction. Today the site posted all five contenders for their 'Mystery, Suspense & Thrillers' category. The third book is up against works by such authors as Lisa Carter, Steven James, Ronie Kendig, and Michael Koryta! The winners will be announced December 13th (I can't look!). Wanna see the finalists for the other categories? Everything from Amish Romance to historical fiction.

Fate Unknown

  • The reader is on the ground with the 101st Airborne, Vietnam, 1966!  Story educates - the military jargon and politics of the time are clearly defined ... you find yourself there and wonder how anyone will survive ... or recover!  Reads  like a novel that is, unfortunately, too real!

Fate Unknown by Galen G. Mitchell Book Category: Memoir Reviewed by Hodge Wood ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store):1496082206


Author(s) Mentioned: 
Mitchell, Galen G.

Kansas NCO, The

The Kansas NCO by Joe Campolo, Jr. Book Category: Mystery/Thriller, Reviewed by Michael D. Mullins ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): B00L76K0W4

The Kansas NCO is a mystery action fiction set in war-torn Vietnam.  It is a story of a powerful puppetmaster controlling the destinies of men with questions about the war in which they found themselves embroiled. They make mistakes, creating personal moral dilemmas but learn how to survive and seek a course to redemption.

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Campolo Jr, Joe