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Accession Number ADA567478
Title Personnel Recovery: Strategic Importance and Impact.
Publication Date Dec 2012
Media Count 31p
Personal Author D. Whitcomb L. Pera P. D. Miller
Abstract The breaking news from countless media venues in March 2011 was captivating and compelling: while taking part in coalition operations in Libya, a US Air Force F-15E, call sign Bolar 34 had gone down east of Benghazi. The two crew members had ejected into a chaotic battle between the despotic Libyan regime and opposition forces supported by the coalition. As our nation prayed for the two Airmen, President Barack Obama heard a briefing on the event and monitored the situation as rescue forces from a US Marine task force in the area and opposition ground forces quickly dashed in to recover both men. In many ways, this heartwarming story resembled accounts of other rescues performed in earlier conflicts. The saga of Bolar 34 joined the lore of rescue missions that grace the proud history of our nation.
Keywords Air force
Air force personnel
Battles
Crews
History
Infantry
Joint military activities
Libya
Media
Military personnel
Missions
President(United states)
Recovery
Reprints
Rescues
Search and rescue
Strategy
Task forces

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57U - Public Health & Industrial Medicine
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Air Univ. Press, Maxwell AFB, AL.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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