Accession Number : ADA612484


Title :   A Companion for Aspirant Air Warriors: A Handbook for Personal Professional Study


Descriptive Note : Handbook


Corporate Author : AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL AIR FORCE RESEARCH INST


Personal Author(s) : Mets, David R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a612484.pdf


Report Date : May 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 186


Abstract : This handbook provides a compact overview of the evolution of military airpower for young company-grade Airmen. It is designed as a primer and perhaps as a companion to a lifetime study of the profession. Military power has three main elements: ideas, people, and materiel. Each chapter follows that model. The narrative describes the main ideas, and a biographical sketch introduces someone who played a key role in that area. The illustrations portray some of the people and materiel involved. On the assumption that most Airmen know who airpower icons like Billy Mitchell and Hap Arnold were, the illustrations show some of the other important but less well-known figures. Of course, no short work can cover all the ideas, people, and materiel associated with each airpower topic, so each chapter also suggests some further reading that will start the officer on the lifetime study of his or her profession. The library call numbers of each work are given at the end of each entry.


Descriptors :   *AIR POWER , AERONAUTICS , AIR FORCE , ARMY AVIATION , COLD WAR , FIRST WORLD WAR , KOREAN WAR , MILITARY ART , MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , MILITARY HISTORY , NAVAL AVIATION , PERSIAN GULF WAR , REFUELING IN FLIGHT , REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES , SECOND WORLD WAR , STRATEGIC BOMBING , VIETNAM WAR


Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE