Tag: Force

Technology and the Air Force A Retrospective Assessment


Technology and the Air Force: A Retrospective Assessment By Jacob Neufeld, George M. Watson, Jr., David Chenoweth (eds)
1997 | 344 Pages | ISBN: 1508679517 | PDF | 24 MB
The history of the United States Air Force is inextricably bound up in the history of aerospace technology. Major revolutions have influenced the evolution of Air Force capabilities and systems, most notably those of atomic weaponry, the turbojet revolution, supersonic flight, avionics, aerial refueling, spaceflight, precision weaponry, electronic flying controls, composite materials, andstealth. It is worthwhile to take a retrospective look at some of the aerospace challenges and opportunities the Air Force faced and how it took advantage – or failed to take advantage – of them.With this in mind, the Air Force History and Museums Program organized a symposium on October 23 and 24, 1995, in which leading historians, technologists,and military decision makers met at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland,to present case studies on a series of technological challenges, opportunities, and problems. This symposium, co-sponsored by the Air Force Historical Foundation, covered relevant technological histories ranging from the turbojet revolution of the 1930s to the stealth revolution of the 1990s. This volume presents the texts of the papers in the order they were given. Many people within the Air Force History and Museums Program helped put this program together. I especially wish to acknowledge the contributions of Jacob Neufeld of the Air Force History Support Office for his efforts in bringing both the symposium and this publication to fruition.

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The Cactus Air Force Air War Over Guadalcanal [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0B9T46HZN | 2022 | 14 hours and 40 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 799 MB
Using diary entries, interviews and first-hand accounts, this vivid narrative brings to life the struggle in the air over the island of Guadalcanal between August 20 and November 15, 1942. For 40 years from 1961, the late Eric Hammel interviewed more than 150 American participants in the air campaign at Guadalcanal, none of whom are still alive. These interviews are the most comprehensive first-person accounts of the battle assembled by any historian. More importantly, they involved the junior officers and enlisted men whose stories and memories were not part of the official history, thus providing a unique insight. The battle of Guadalcanal was the first offensive operation undertaken by the US and its allies in the Pacific War.

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Force What It Means to Push and Pull, Slip and Grip, Start and Stop [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B0BB49TQ3V | 2022 | 11 hours and 8 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 306 MB
An eminent engineer and historian tackles one of the most elemental aspects of life: how we experience and utilize physical force. Force explores how humans interact with the material world in the course of their everyday activities. This book for general audiences also considers the significance of force in shaping societies and cultures. Celebrated author Henry Petroski delves into the ongoing physical interaction between people and things that enables them to stay put or causes them to move. He explores the range of daily human experience whereby we feel the sensations of push and pull, resistance and assistance. The book is also about metaphorical force, which manifests itself as pressure and relief, achievement and defeat. Petroski draws from a variety of disciplines to make the case that force-represented especially by our sense of touch-is a unifying principle that pervades our lives. In the wake of a prolonged global pandemic that increasingly cautioned us about contact with the physical world, Petroski offers a new perspective on the importance of the sensation and power of touch.

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U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook by United States Air Force


United States Air Force, "U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook by United States Air Force"
English | 2008 | pages: 1453 | ISBN: 1602392455 | ASIN: B01N8YBA0P, B004TC14VY | EPUB | 144,1 mb
Written for use in formal United States Air Force survival training courses, the U.S. Air Force Survival Handbook iis the bible for pilots who want to stay alive-no matter what. Assuming, as the Air Force does, that flight personnel may be faced at any time with a bailout or crash landing in hostile territory without supplies, the advice here is superlatively practical, but also surprisingly readable and interesting. Detailing specific survival threats at sea, in the tropics, in the desert, in Arctic conditions, and the psychological perils of imprisonment and torture, this handbook is replete with fascinating and useful (if unsettling) information. Precisely written, profusely illustrated, and completely authoritative, this is an essential book for anyone-soldier or civilian-looking for knowledge that could prove to be the difference between life and death in a dangerous situation.

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Strengthening U.S. Air Force Human Capital Management A Flight Plan for 2020-2030


and Medicine National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, "Strengthening U.S. Air Force Human Capital Management: A Flight Plan for 2020-2030"
English | ISBN: 0309678684 | 2021 | 288 pages | PDF | 15 MB
The USAir Force human capital management (HCM) system is not easily defined or mapped. It affects virtually every part of the Air Force because workforce policies, procedures, and processes impact all offices and organizations that include Airmen and responsibilities and relationships change regularly. To ensure the readiness of Airmen to fulfill the mission of the Air Force, strategic approaches are developed and issued through guidance and actions of the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services and the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

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