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Today's Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 156, originally published in July 2014.
Dale Brown writes military-action-aviation techno-thrillers and was a navigator-bombardier in the G-model B-52 Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111, a supersonic medium bomber. He rose to the rank of captain via automatic promotion and is the recipient of several military decorations and awards, including the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Combat Crew Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon. He is also a Life Member of the Air Force Association and the U.S. Naval Institute.
His new book is called, "Starfire," which challenges notions of what is possible in the realm of cutting-edge weaponry and spacecraft and with life and humanity itself.
Previously Dale wrote "TIGER’S CLAW" - a rapidly unfolding narrative of U.S.-China relations today. He believes China is America’s #1 military, economic and political rival, and he explains how he expects US-Chinese relations to play out.
Brown writes military-action-aviation techno-thrillers, so he tell us more about his history and background to qualify him to write on such topics, and hands out advice to writers who want to get their work out there.
Dale was a navigator-bombardier in the B-52G Stratofortress heavy bomber and the FB-111A supersonic medium bomber, and is the recipient of several military decorations and awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Crew Award, and the Marksmanship ribbon. Dale was also one of the nation's first Air Force ROTC cadets to qualify for and complete the grueling three-week U.S. Army Airborne Infantry paratrooper training course. He was also an Air Force instructor on aircrew life support and combat survival, evasion, resistance, and escape.
Nowadays Dale supports a number of organizations to promote law enforcement, education, and literacy. He is a Life Member of the Air Force Association, U.S. Naval Institute, and National Rifle Association. He is a command pilot for Angel Flight West (www.angelflightwest.org), a group that donate their time, skills, and aircraft to fly medical patients free of charge. He is also a mission pilot with the Civil Air Patrol, flying a variety of missions in support of the U.S. Air Force and other federal agencies. He is a multi-engine and instrument-rated private pilot and can often be found in the skies all across the United States, piloting his Piper Aztec-E airplane. On the ground, Dale enjoys tennis, scuba diving, and soccer. Dale, his wife Diane, and son Hunter live near Lake Tahoe, Nevada.