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Special ops : search and rescue operations

Author: Carol Hand
Publisher: New York : Rosen Central, 2015.
Series: Inside Special Forces
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : First editonView all editions and formats
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"The heroic combat search and rescue work of the United States Air Force's pararescue jumpers, or PJs, is something worth knowing about. After all, these courageous PJs are the first in line to find and rescue fallen soldiers and civilians in the most dangerous of war zones--often risking their own lives in the process. In these pages, the basic principles, history, and structure of American combat search and rescue  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Hand
ISBN: 9781477779972 1477779973 9781477779989 1477779981 9781477779996 147777999X
OCLC Number: 876900938
Target Audience: Grades 5-8.
Description: 64 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: "That others may live" --
A century of rescues --
Do you have what it takes? --
Equipped for CSAR --
Rescuing the rest of us --
Heroes in the War on Terrorism.
Series Title: Inside Special Forces
Responsibility: Carol Hand.

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"The heroic combat search and rescue work of the United States Air Force's pararescue jumpers, or PJs, is something worth knowing about. After all, these courageous PJs are the first in line to find and rescue fallen soldiers and civilians in the most dangerous of war zones--often risking their own lives in the process. In these pages, the basic principles, history, and structure of American combat search and rescue teams is thoroughly covered, with particular focus on true stories of PJ rescue missions and the equipment, vehicles, and weapons they use"--Provided by the publisher.

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