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airman

[′er·mən]
(mining engineering)
A worker who constructs brattices.
(ordnance)
An enlisted man in the military air force.

airman

i. A loose term for air force personnel below an officer's rank.
ii. An Air Force rank below that of an NCO (non-commissioned officer) and equivalent to the army's other ranks.
iii. A tradesman certified by appropriate authority to work on aircraft.
iv. A generic term for one who flies; an aviator; an aircrew member, a pilot, or a navigator.
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Kazimiera Janina Cottam and Galina Markova, Soviet Airwomen in Combat in World War II (Manhattan, KS: Military Affairs/Aerospace Historian, 1983), xii.
They argue that the need for armed airmen to escort and protect their fellow airwomen whenever a security threat presented itself had become, "out-moded".
Created to recognize airmen and airwomen whose actions have made major contributions to aviation and/or security and serve as leadership role models, the presentation of this year's Award will take place at The Wings Club's Annual Meeting, to be held on the evening of Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at The Yale Club in New York City.
The memorial, to be placed in the cemetery's old section, will be inscribed: "Remembering the brave airmen and airwomen who have and do protect our nation, To whom we owe so much".
Hinchcliffe, the team''s Player of the Month for November, followed up her call to the Wales Under-19 squad and hat-trick in last Sunday''s 5-1 thrashing of Port Talbot by starring up front against the airwomen.
Launching the scheme at Edinburgh Castle, Falklands War veteran Brown said: "Scotland's soldiers, sailors and airmen and airwomen are among the best in the world.
Colonel Haydn Kohl, Director of Clothing Systems Program Office within the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation, said: "We are committed to investing in the personal equipment and clothing that our soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen need to do their job.
With a growing reputation, she would produce four books of her work - Silver Lining; For God, Country and the Thrill of It; Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II and A Dance With Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II.
Although a few previously published English-language books on Soviet airwomen also relied on interviews, none attempted to integrate critical analysis, primary documentation, and oral testimony.
In A Dance with Death: Soviet Airwomen in World War II, author Anne Noggle, who served as an American Women Airforce Service Pilot in World War II, has compiled interviews of Soviet airwomen who served on the bloody Eastern Front during "The Great Patriotic War.
James Cain, managing director of Harrogate Water Brands, commented "We're absolutely thrilled to be supplying British sailors, soldiers, airmen and airwomen with our spring water today.

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