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Bozzo, Linda.

Summary: "An introduction to the life of Air Commandos in the Air Force (aka Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amicus High Interest, an imprint of Amicus 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 358 BOZ

Murray, Julie

Summary: Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy SEALS (how the Navy SEALS keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Includes full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and a More Facts section.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Kids, a division of ABDO 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 359.9 MUR

Schilling, Dan

Summary: "The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grand Central Publishing 2019

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Summary: "They are The Unit, a covert Special Forces team operating outside the usual military chain of command, risking their lives on undercover missions at home and abroad. Their identities are highly classified, a secret that's also fiercely guarded by their wives. But despite the men's determination to protect their families from the dangers of the job, they've learned that the enemy they have...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2007

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Owen, Mark

Summary: Recounts definitive moments from the author's career as a Navy SEAL, discussing the missions that had the greatest personal meaning for him and explaining the lessons and values he hopes to pass on to the next generation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Large Print Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP 359.0092 OWE

Owen, Mark

Summary: An account of the most personally meaningful missions from Owen's thirteen years as a SEAL, including the moments in which he learned the most about himself and his teammates, in both success and failure.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 359.009 Owen 2014

David, Saul

Summary: In December of 1943, as Nazi forces sprawled around the world and the future of civilization hung in the balance, a group of highly trained U.S. and Canadian soldiers from humble backgrounds was asked to do the impossible: capture a crucial Nazi stronghold perched atop stunningly steep cliffs. The men were a rough-and-ready group, assembled from towns nested in North America's most unforgiving...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 DAV

Summary: The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TUS

Matzen, Robert D.

Summary: In March 1941, Jimmy Stewart, America's boy next door and recent Academy Award winner, left fame and fortune behind and joined the United States Army Air Corps to fulfill his family mission and serve his country. He rose from private to colonel and participated in 20 often-brutal World War II combat missions over Germany and France. In mere months the war took away his boyish looks as he faced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: GoodKnight Books 2016

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De Capua, Sarah

Summary: In a time when the U.S. military was segregated, the Tuskegee Airmen proved that blacks could fight as well and with as much courage as anyone. Learn about this group of exceptional pilots, whose outstanding flying and performances paved the way for the integration of the military.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.54 DE C

Clancy, Tom

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Berkley Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 356.1673 CLA

Shea, Therese.

Summary: Explore the lesser-known details about what makes a Green Beret tick, including the rigorous admissions requirements and top-secret missions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Pub. 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 356.16 SHE

Brook, Henry

Summary: "Who were the original Commandos? How do ordinary soldiers become Special Forces? How do troops communicate without speaking? What's the difference between HALO and HAHO? Meet the best of the best, the elite soldiers who have been through the toughest training on earth, ready to take on missions in any climate, against any enemy with no fear"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 356 BRO

Clancy, Tom

Summary: A look at the U.S. military Special Forces, during the last five decades, through the eyes of retired general Carl Stiner, who has spent many years leading America's Special Forces in such missions as Desert Storm and the Panama invasion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 356.16 CLA

Golembesky, Michael

Summary: The author follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.1 GOL

Summary: An Air Force pilot in charge of a group of young flyboys in 1952 Korea knows where and when to separate his private life from his responsibilities.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HUN

O'Donnell, Patrick K.

Summary: "The rich history of SEAL Team 6 that captured Osama bin Laden stretches back to World War II when US intelligence officials formed a team of special-operation combat swimmers. Under the leadership of Captain Jack Taylor, a California dentist, the Maritime Unit (MU) started training in 1942, learning underwater and covert operation techniques, as it developed an array of James Bond-like new...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 ODO

Tunnell, Michael O.

Summary: "World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--dust jacket flap.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2010

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Macintyre, Ben

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Summary: Britain's Special Air Service--or SAS--was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat with a remarkable strategic mind. Where his colleagues looked at a map of World War II's African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel's desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind Nazi lines and sabotage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2016

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 940.54 MAC

Summary: The film tells the story of a 1980 accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas, in minute-by-minute detail through the accounts of Air Force personnel, weapon designers, and first responders who were there, revealing the incredible chain of events that brought America to the brink of nuclear disaster.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF COM

Summary: It's the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. The rules of the game and of engagement have fundamentally changed. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government targeted killings occur in corners across the globe, killing untold numbers of civilians. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF DIR

Kitfield, James

Summary: "When U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, it signaled the end of the longest conflict in the nation's history. Yet we are still at war--no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from nihilistic terrorists and narco-traffickers to transnational criminal cartels, lone wolf assassins, and modern-day pirates. Standing against these foes is a tight-knit...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 KIT

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 KIT

Hegar, Mary Jennings

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Summary: "On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings "MJ" Hegar was shot down while on a Medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan. Despite being wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. But soon she would face a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve. . . ,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New American Library 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HEGAR, MARY JENNINGS HEG

Smith, Sherri L.

Summary: "During World War II, black Americans were fighting for their country and for freedom in Europe, yet they had to endure a totally segregated military in the United States, where they weren't considered smart enough to become military pilots. After acquiring government funding for aviation training, civil rights activists were able to kickstart the first African American military flight program...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TUSKEGEE

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