Naval Air Station Oceana

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A once-remote auxiliary air station that sprung from the mud flats of old Princess Anne County near the whistle stop of Oceana, from which it gets its name, Naval Air Station Oceana has advanced in the decades since World War II to become the navy's East Coast master jet base and one of the largest and most advanced air stations in the world.
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A once-remote auxiliary air station that sprung from the mud flats of old Princess Anne County near the whistle stop of Oceana, from which it gets its name, Naval Air Station Oceana has advanced in the decades since World War II to become the navy's East Coast master jet base and one of the largest and most advanced air stations in the world.

Through interviews, exhaustive research and rare and often never-before-seen photographs, author and historian Yarsinske tells the story of vision, courage and commitment that reinforce what Admiral Michael G. Mullen, then chief of naval operations, said of Oceana when he testified before the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission regional hearings on August 4, 2005, his words just as relevant today as they were then. “We know how important it is to our training. We know how important it is to our preparation for warfighting. We know how important it is to be good neighbors, and we will continue to be. Our sailors and their families – and I include my own family on that list – enjoy living in the wonderful communities of the great state of Virginia,” he continued. “Mr. Chairman [Anthony Principi], I need now – your navy needs now – Naval Air Station Oceana.”


BOOK ISBN 9781634990295
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 224 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 15 November 2017
TERRITORY World
ILLUTSRATIONS 284 color photographs

 

 






Amy Waters Yarsinske is the author of several best-selling, award-winning nonfiction books, most recently An American in the Basement: the Betrayal of Captain Scott Speicher and the Cover-up of His Death, and while it and other titles have led to major media interviews and speaking engagements across the country, An American in the Basement and Amy’s other work on this issue importantly continues the national conversation of POW/MIA accountability.  The book won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for General Non-fiction in 2014. To those who know this prolific author, it’s no surprise that this Renaissance woman became a writer.  She learned at an early age that self-expression had to be forceful, accurate and relevant. This drive to document and investigate history-shaping stories and people has already led to over 70 nonfiction books, most of them spotlighting current affairs, the military, history and the environment.

Amy graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Economics.  She earned her Master of Planning from the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where she was a DuPont Fellow and Lawn/Range resident.  She also holds numerous graduate certificates, including those earned from the CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Joint Forces Staff College, both headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.  Amy serves on the national board of directors of Honor-Release-Return, Inc. and the National Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans Coalition, where she is also the chairman of the Gulf War Illness Committee. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), Authors Guild and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association (NCLHA), among her many professional and civic memberships and activities.

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