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The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military

The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military

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The story of the United States military is the story of the country
itself. Both have grown and changed over time. Learn about the unique
histories, traditions, weapons, leaders, stats, and fun facts of the
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force,
and their roles within the military in this fun and fascinating

From the few hundred soldiers in its ranks when it was first established,
to the over one million service members today, the U.S. military has
grown in power and size over its 250-year history. Its organization
and branches have changed to adapt to new technologies and national
needs. The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the
Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military
looks at each branch of
the U.S. military. It answers more than 500 of the most intriguing questions,
including ...

  • How
    is the U.S. military organized?

  • How
    do the branches work together?

  • When
    did the Army Air Corps become the U.S. Army Air Force?

  • What
    is the selection process like for Special Forces?

  • Who
    was the Continental Army's first Commander in Chief?

  • How
    does the military rank structure function?

  • How
    does somebody become an Air Force officer?

  • What
    was the "Brown Water Navy"?

  • What
    is the motto of the Coast Guard?

  • How
    many bases does the military have?

  • What
    is the Marine Corps Hymn?

  • Did
    any Coast Guard vessels serve in combat?

  • What
    type of aircraft is Air Force One?

  • Who
    said "Retreat? Hell! We just got here!"

  • Who
    were the Buffalo Soldiers?

  • What
    are the Blue Angels?

  • What
    is the most challenging USAF plane to fly?

  • What
    is the origin of the Coast Guard "racing stripe"?

  • Does
    the Space Force have any operational bases?

  • How
    did a mutiny help establish the United States Naval Academy?

  • What
    is the longest-serving personal weapon used by the American soldier?

  • What
    is the difference between a UAV and a drone?

  • What
    attack submarines does the Navy deploy?

  • Who
    defends the United States against cyberattacks and other digital

The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force
are uniquely American, each in their own way. Learn what makes each
branch special in The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book!
With more than 140 photos and graphics, this fascinating to me is
richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add
to its usefulness.

Author: Richard Estep
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Published: 04/12/2022
Pages: 464
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.70lbs
Size: 9.20h x 7.10w x 1.30d
ISBN: 9781578597437
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