n Epic Adventure into the Heart of the War in Afghanistan Strap your safety belt on tight for this gripping aviation journey into the heart of the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan. Join Navy Lieutenant Matt Vernon, the first US embedded aviation advisor to fly with the Afghan National Army Air Corpsa Combat Helicopter Squadron, as he embarks on a unique and daunting mission to train Afghan pilots and not get killed in the process. LT Vernon and his close friend Commander Joey aDoca Swartz flew side by side with their Afghan counterparts while establishing the Air Corpsa first combat medical evacuation detachments in the depths of the largely Taliban controlled sections of Afghanistan. These sailors in arms lived amongst the Afghans, and in doing so bring the untold, inside story of the hearts and minds of the Afghan Air Corps.were flying old, Russian made Mi17 Hip medium lift cargo helicopters and Mi24 Hind attack helicopters. ... whistles compared to the American made Blackhawk helicopter, but they were easy to maintain, reliable, and about a fifth of the cost. ... times as much as a Hip. Unfortunately, as most members of the military can attest, the decisions on material procurement in the military are often made by peopleanbsp;...
|Title||:||Eyes Over Afghanistan: Hearts, Minds, and the Bloody Battle of Wills|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2014-12-15|