Naval Aviators Detail Iraqi Freedom Triumphs, Travails at Air Symposium

Burgess, Richard R.
June 2004
Sea Power;Jun2004, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p33
Provides details and anecdotes of experiences by U.S. Navy and Marine Corps sea service aviation veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Opinion of Captain David A. Rogers, operations officer for the Combined Force Air Component Commander at the U.S. air base in Saudi Arabia, on decisive capability of the air war; Experience of Captain Mark A. Vance, commander of Carrier Air Wing Three in the Mediterranean during the initial refusal to allow overflights in Turkey; Appreciation of the combination of Joint Direct-Attack Attack Munitions and the night-visions goggles by Commander Jeffrey R. Penfield, officer of strike Fighter Squadron.


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