A Companion for Aspirant Air Warriors: A Handbook for Personal Professional Study traces the evolution of military airpower from its infancy through Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Designed to introduce company-grade Airmen to the ideas, people, and materiel associated with military airpower, this volume and its suggestions for further reading can aid a lifetime study of the knowledge and expertise that define the profession of an Airman. The Companion for Aspirant Air Warriors discusses the role of airpower in each major conflict of the twentieth century, including the Cold War, and twenty-first-century operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also examines topics such as diversity in American airpower, remotely piloted vehicles, and expeditionary airpower.
Contents * Chapter 1 - THE INFANCY OF AIRPOWER * Chapter 2 - NAVAL AVIATION * Chapter 3 - AIRPOWER IN WORLD WAR I * Chapter 4 - LAYING THE INTELLECTUAL FOUNDATIONS, 1919-1931 * Chapter 5 - AN AGE OF INNOVATION, 1931-1941 * Chapter 6 - NAVAL AVIATION BETWEEN THE WARS * Chapter 7 - WORLD WAR II: THE RISE OF THE LUFTWAFFE * Chapter 8 - WORLD WAR II: EUROPE—THE STRATEGIC BOMBING DIMENSION * Chapter 9 - WORLD WAR II: EUROPE—THE TACTICAL AIR CAMPAIGNS * Chapter 10 - WORLD WAR II: EUROPE—NAVAL AVIATION * Chapter 11 - WORLD WAR II: ROYAL AIR FORCE * Chapter 12 - WORLD WAR II: SOVIET AIR FORCE * Chapter 13 - WORLD WAR II: THE FALL OF THE LUFTWAFFE * Chapter 14 - WORLD WAR II: PACIFIC—JAPANESE AIRPOWER * Chapter 15 - WORLD WAR II: PACIFIC—THE USAAF IN THE SOUTHWEST * Chapter 16 - WORLD WAR II: CENTRAL PACIFIC—NAVAL AIRPOWER * Chapter 17 - WORLD WAR II: PACIFIC—THE MERGE AND HIROSHIMA * Chapter 18 - THE DAWN OF THE COLD WAR * Chapter 19 - THE KOREAN WAR * Chapter 20 - NAVAL AVIATION IN THE KOREAN WAR * Chapter 21 - THE REBIRTH OF US ARMY AVIATION * Chapter 22 - LIQUID MOBILITY: AIR REFUELING * Chapter 23 - SOLID MOBILITY: AIR TRANSPORT TO AIR MOBILITY * Chapter 24 - THE AGE OF MASSIVE RETALIATION * Chapter 25 - THE DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE * Chapter 26 - THE VIETNAM WAR: AIR WAR OVER THE NORTH * Chapter 27 - THE VIETNAM WAR: AIR WAR OVER THE SOUTH * Chapter 28 - EQUALITY, EFFECTIVENESS, AND AIRPOWER * Chapter 29 - THE AGE OF NUCLEAR PARITY * Chapter 30 - THE END OF THE COLD WAR * Chapter 31 - DESERT STORM * Chapter 32 - REMOTELY PILOTED VEHICLES * Chapter 33 - EXPEDITIONARY AIRPOWER * Chapter 34 - A NEW AGE OF INNOVATION: THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY * Chapter 35 - CONCLUSION