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Guide To Military Installations

Author: Dan Cragg
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811751392
Size: 40.40 MB
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This worldwide reference guide to over 300 Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard installations includes information on locations, climates, housing and schools, personal services, recreational opportunities and local attractions, as well as detailed maps and base information. An ideal companion for servicemembers, defense contractors and military travelers.

Where We Were In Vietnam

Author: Michael Kelley
ISBN: 9781555716257
Size: 53.51 MB
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Widely considered the definitive resource on the Vietnam War, Where We Were identifies the name, location and provides a brief historical synopsis of every military installation, firebase, landing zone, airfield, port, signal site, vessel and significant terrain feature of the American war in Vietnam. Additionally, includes a substantial number from the French War as well. Coverage includes all of Indochina. Currently features over 12,000 entries. Also includes an extensive appendix of Vietnam War research and map guidelines/resources.

Base Nation

Author: David Vine
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1627791701
Size: 79.35 MB
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From Italy to the Indian Ocean, from Japan to Honduras, a far-reaching examination of the perils of American military bases overseas American military bases encircle the globe. More than two decades after the end of the Cold War, the U.S. still stations its troops at nearly a thousand locations in foreign lands. These bases are usually taken for granted or overlooked entirely, a little-noticed part of the Pentagon's vast operations. But in an eye-opening account, Base Nation shows that the worldwide network of bases brings with it a panoply of ills—and actually makes the nation less safe in the long run. As David Vine demonstrates, the overseas bases raise geopolitical tensions and provoke widespread antipathy towards the United States. They also undermine American democratic ideals, pushing the U.S. into partnerships with dictators and perpetuating a system of second-class citizenship in territories like Guam. They breed sexual violence, destroy the environment, and damage local economies. And their financial cost is staggering: though the Pentagon underplays the numbers, Vine's accounting proves that the bill approaches $100 billion per year. For many decades, the need for overseas bases has been a quasi-religious dictum of U.S. foreign policy. But in recent years, a bipartisan coalition has finally started to question this conventional wisdom. With the U.S. withdrawing from Afghanistan and ending thirteen years of war, there is no better time to re-examine the tenets of our military strategy. Base Nation is an essential contribution to that debate.

Net Zero Energy Military Installations

Author: Samuel Booth
Size: 30.35 MB
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The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes the strategic importance of energy to its mission, and is working to reduce energy consumption and enhance energy self-sufficiency by drawing on local clean energy sources. A joint initiative formed between DoD and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2008 to address military energy use led to a task force to examine the potential for net zero energy military installations, which would produce as much energy on site as they consume in buildings, facilities, and fleet vehicles. This report presents an assessment and planning process to examine military installations for net zero energy potential. Net Zero Energy Installation Assessment (NZEIA) presents a systematic framework to analyze energy projects at installations while balancing other site priorities such as mission, cost, and security.

Directory Of United States Military Bases Worldwide

Author: William R. Evinger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573560498
Size: 11.96 MB
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This newly revised edition contains complete information on military bases in the U.S. and around the world. It features in-depth profiles of over 1,000 bases and installations including the number of active duty and civilian personnel, payroll and contract expenditures, units, housing, services, and history of the installation. New to this edition are e-mail addresses and Web sites for military bases worldwide. Information is also provided about bases that have closed or that are scheduled to be closed.

Forgotten Fields Of America

Author: Lou Thole
ISBN: 9781575100104
Size: 57.22 MB
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This comprehensive work tells the story of the build-up of the United States Air Force lust prior to and during WWII. Its focus is on the training bases and the men and women who served there. Profiled airfields include: Coffeyville, Lockbourne, Fairmont, Herington, Freeman, Stout Field, and Hendricks.