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General Merrill A. "Tony" McPeak was the 14th chief of staff of the US Air Force. BELOW THE ZONE is the second installment of a projected three-volume memoir. The first book, HANGAR FLYING, covers the 1960s, years McPeak spent in fighter squadrons, doing air shows as a pilot with the elite Thunderbirds aerobatic team and flying combat missions in Vietnam. BELOW THE ZONE pi ...more
Hardcover, 1, 252 pages
Published November 1st 2013 by Lost Wingman Press
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In "Below the Zone", General Tony McPeak's second book in a three volume autobiographical series, he describes his ascent from a Major in the Pentagon to Air Force of Staff, the highest ranked uniformed officer in that service; and his story of that ascent is rich with personal anecdotes, philosophy on leadership, geopolitical observations, and insightful descriptions about political wrangling that often prevailed within the Air Force and throughout the Department of Defense in general. Without ...more
General Merrill A. (“Tony”) McPeak entered the Air Force in 1957 as a Distinguished Graduate of the San Diego State College ROTC program. A career fighter pilot, he spent two years with the Air Force’s elite aerobatic team, the Thunderbirds, performing before millions of people in nearly 200 official air shows in the U.S. and overseas. He flew 269 combat missions in Vietnam. Senior leadership assi ...more
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