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.

Man Called Brown Condor, The

A must read! How could a young American black man in the early twentieth century teach himself to fix, build, and fly airplanes. Barely in his thirties, he helped develop and then commanded the Ethiopian Air Force. Some would later call him the father of black aviation in America - yet most have never even heard of him. 

Title:  The Man Called Brown Condor

by Thomas E. Simmons

Book Category: Biography

Reviewed by Bob Doerr 

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 162087217X

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Simmons, Thomas E.

Poems for the Lord in 2 Days, 54

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54 Poems for the Lord in 2 Days

by Barbara Perkins-Brown

Book Category: Poetry
Reviewed by: Betsy Beard
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1490369864

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Perkins-Brown, Barbara