The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military (Handy Answer Books) (Paperback)
The story of the United States military is the story of the country
itself. Both have grown and changed over time. Learn about the unique
histories, traditions, weapons, leaders, stats, and fun facts of the
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Space Force,
and their roles within the military in this fun and fascinating
From the few hundred soldiers in its ranks when it was first established,
to the over one million service members today, the U.S. military has
grown in power and size over its 250-year history. Its organization
and branches have changed to adapt to new technologies and national
needs. The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the
Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military looks at each branch of
the U.S. military. It answers more than 500 of the most intriguing questions,
is the U.S. military organized?
do the branches work together?
did the Army Air Corps become the U.S. Army Air Force?
is the selection process like for Special Forces?
was the Continental Army's first Commander in Chief?
does the military rank structure function?
does somebody become an Air Force officer?
was the "Brown Water Navy"?
is the motto of the Coast Guard?
many bases does the military have?
is the Marine Corps Hymn?
any Coast Guard vessels serve in combat?
type of aircraft is Air Force One?
said "Retreat? Hell We just got here "
were the Buffalo Soldiers?
are the Blue Angels?
is the most challenging USAF plane to fly?
is the origin of the Coast Guard "racing stripe"?
the Space Force have any operational bases?
did a mutiny help establish the United States Naval Academy?
is the longest-serving personal weapon used by the American soldier?
is the difference between a UAV and a drone?
attack submarines does the Navy deploy?
defends the United States against cyberattacks and other digital
The Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and Space Force
are uniquely American, each in their own way. Learn what makes each
branch special in The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book
With more than 140 photos and graphics, this fascinating to me is
richly illustrated. Its helpful bibliography and extensive index add
to its usefulness.