This photo-illustrated book describes the life of SWAT officers, including the work they do to catch dangerous criminals and free hostages. Describes what it takes to become a SWAT officer and includes real-life missions. The Q&A features throughout promote reader inquiry and critical thinking. Includes glossary, further resources, and index.
An introduction to what the US Marine Corps is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to do recon in Afghanistan and to save Americans trapped in unrest in the Middle East.
An introduction to what the US Special Forces are, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Marine Force Recon, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to find Osama bin Laden and to rescue an American aid worker in Somalia.
An introduction to what the US Navy is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save a fishing crew from pirates and to keep the oil shipping lane open.
An introduction to what the US Coast Guard is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue a sailor in a storm and directing boat traffic after the 9/11 attacks on New York City.
An introduction to what the US Air Force is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue soldiers in Afghanistan and battle wildfires in Colorado
An introduction to what the US Army is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save the Baghdad Zoo and give aid to the 2011 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
An introduction to the life of Air Commandos in the Air Force (aka Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.
Compares and contrasts some of the world's best known special forces teams from past to present through engaging text and dynamic infographics, charts, timelines, photos and strong reading level control.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the female pilots known as WASPs who served during World War II.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen who served during World War II.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title, describes the heroic efforts of the American Indian soldiers known as Code Talkers who served during World Wars I and II.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the Japanese American soldiers known as the "Go for Broke" regiment who served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American soldiers known as the Harlem Hellfighters who served in the 369th Infantry during World War I.
With primary source photos, infographics, timelines, charts and strongly controlled leveled text this title describes the heroic efforts of the African American soldiers known as Buffalo Soldiers who served on the Western frontier.
Men and women in special ops are chosen carefully, plucked from the strongest and smartest of soldiers. Their missions are some of the most dangerous and require detailed planning, sometimes months or years in advance. Read more about the challenges and successes of special ops missions in this action-packed book for students.
The risks are high, and the probabilities of success are low, but soldiers on rescue missions lay their lives on the line to save others. Every year people are rescued from natural disasters, accidents, and casualties of war. Get inspired by the selfless soldiers of daring rescue missions in this low-level title for young readers!
Singular in purpose, patrol missions work in support of larger missions of the army. Patrolling soldiers conduct raids, gather information, and safeguard areas. Their successful return from patrolling gives the military advantages in other missions such as combat or counterterrorism. Take a ride with soldiers on patrol in our thrilling title for reluctant readers!
Making use of physical strength and high-tech gear, military groups like the Delta Force and Navy SEALs fight to defeat terrorism around the world. Soldiers of counterterrorism missions protect people from fear and violence. They rescue prisoners, interrupt enemy plans, and dismantle terrorist operations around the world. In this introductory book, young readers will learn about the history of terrorism and the ways in which military missions succeed in protecting lives.
Secrecy is of the utmost importance in completing reconnaissance missions. Soldiers must be experts with binoculars. They move swiftly and silently to gather information about enemy weapons, territories, and operations. Learn more about the speed and intelligence of these stealthy men and women in this leveled text for beginning and reluctant readers.
Peacekeepers are dedicated to creating and maintaining peace in areas previously torn apart by conflict. They provide training, and advise leaders on how best to improve the safety of their people. Though peacekeepers often work after conflicts have been resolved, danger still lurks in dark corners. Struggling readers will be fascinated to learn about the honorable work conducted in military peacekeeping missions.
Airplanes, ships, helicopters, and more! Troop transport missions are all about moving soldiers. The record for most troops moved by ship occurred in 1943. The RMS Queen Mary transported more than 15,000 troops from the U.S. to Europe in a single trip! Clear the landing pad for this exciting, low-level read!
This title explores the development and use of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Readers will follow the history of its origins and development. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as the shape of its fuselage, its ejection seat, its single turbofan engine, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs. Readers will also learn about the F-16's use in Operation Desert Storm and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.
Gettysburg was the deciding battle of the American Civil War - three hot July days of Union and Confederate soldiers fighting and dying in and around a small Pennsylvania town that determined the fate of the United States. When it was over, after the final climactic fury of Pickett's Charge, the Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee would never again have the strength to mount an invasion of the North. Gettysburg marked the beginning of the end for the Southern cause.Many feel that Gettysburg produced something else - something that makes objects unexplainably fall, phantom images to appear, and strange noises to be heard. That something is haunted Gettysburg.
Few things stir the imagination more than ghosts and ghostly sightings. The prospect of experiencing spectral encounters with visitors from another plane or dimension draws some 400,000 tourists to the windswept ridges of the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument every year. As most ghost hunters know, there is arguably no better place to ply their trade than the scene of violent action and the irreversible loss of life - the very definition of a battlefield. And the greasy-grass knolls of the Little Bighorn killing fields stand high on the list of haunted battlegrounds.Supernatural tales o spectral sightings from visitors and park employees alike lend an irresistible mystique to the Custer legend and to the battlefield itself. Such tales go back a long way. The Crow people are thought to be the first to experience paranormal happenings. They once called the park superintendent the "ghost herder," because they believed the ghosts of the fallen arose from their graves at sundown and walked among the living until daybreak. If the stone grave markers at the Little Bighorn could talk, they would have many tales to tell. Are you ready to listen?