Amber Smith flew into enemy fire in some of the most dangerous combat zones in the world. One of only a few women to fly the Kiowa Warrior helicopter, Smith rose to pilot in command and air mission commander in the premier Kiowa unit in the army, repeatedly flying into harm's way during her 2005 and 2008 deployments with the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. Smith takes you into the heat of battle, enabling listeners to feel, hear, and smell the experience of serving as a combat pilot in high-intensity warfare. She learned to perform under pressure and persevere under extreme duress - both in action against an implacable enemy and within the elite boys' club of army aviation.
©2016 Amber Smith (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC
With so many other books out about war already available written by men I found this book very interesting. It was interesting to read what women go through while on deployments, something much of use probably don't even think about.
The title should read, "The Army Taught Me How Combat Helicopters, And I Earned My Wings". Or just remove the first two words......
Using the phrase Danger Close implies that stories might be told about support missions where attacks are called in 'danger close'. Although it may happened, it isn't described in this volume.
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