My Uncle Is in the Air Force
The world's largest and most technically advanced air force is the U.S. Air Force, which became its own branch of the military in 1947. It's staffed by men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. This text employs a narrator whose uncle serves in the U.S. Air Force to teach readers what it's like to be from a military family. Age-appropriate language is used to cover topics such as the branch's past and present, its specialized tools and technology, and the unique career opportunities it offers. Readers gain a sensitivity to the sacrifice military families around the country make for our safety. Fact boxes and photographs help engage readers' attention.