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love the book and enjoyed hearing about the gas that keeps it all together. This book opens a whole new world.
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As a retired old crew chief of the KC-135, and serving at the exact same time as LTC Hasara. This series of recounts and lessons learned, hit home, and they are so very true. While listening, I can hear in my head the rumble of the steam jets, remember loading them with water, barely getting off the runway at Lajes, and the days sitting on alert. Also the smells of jet fuel, oils and greases and the conversations with aircraft commanders as we walked around on final preflights, and laughing when AC's reach down to check fluids under the main gear, all bounced through my head as Hasara described his flying. There were the hours and hours of flying sitting in the jump seat, laying in the boom pod, and deploying as a team. The best part of this is how good people solved complicated problems to better accomplish the mission. Thank you colonel for painting the picture.
The only issue I had with the book was that the narration was a little mechanical, and I would have wished that Mr. Campbell would have practiced it a little more and also learned how Air Force and military personnel actually pronounced some of the locations and terms in the book. This, along with a little choppiness over the download or edit was slightly annoying.
This book has a fantastic story that not only sheds light on the modern military but on how the good people in it work. I have recommended it to all my friends. I'd love to talk with LTC Hasara and share memories and see where we crossed paths, which I'm sure happened from ETTF and Elf One to later when he was dealing with the TACC. An absolutely great book, and thank you for writing it, sir.
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