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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.
During World War II it was requisitioned as a base for 80 Canadian airwomen.
Written for general audiences as well as aviation and military buffs, this book is one of the first to directly compare the service of the WASPs and the Soviet airwomen and notes that while the former group did not fly in combat missions, they still experienced casualties while fighting for their country.
A drop in the number of men joining the service prompted RAF chiefs to make moves in 1979 to abolish regulations banning airwomen from using guns.
At the start of the war, male pilots scathingly referred to the ATA as the Always Terrified Airwomen.
In the end, it must be underlined that the editor, Wg Cdr Ross, author of 75 Years and The Queen's Squadron, has hit the target with a collection of personal stories about an impressive range of experiences by an impressive array of airmen and airwomen.
Schwarzenegger and his 8-year-old son, Patrick, visited Edwards last month for a photo shoot for Talk magazine, which photographed him with an F-22 Raptor fighter and about 100 airmen and airwomen.
This is the standard pattern worn by ORs as a cap/beret badge and by officers on the side cap; a right collar badge (identical design, smaller size) was worn as a cap badge by airwomen, Officers below Air Rank (Air Sub-Lieutenant to Group Captain) wore on caps a gilt metal badge on a wreath on a black padded background; the wreath and lion were embroidered in gold wire.
Starting salaries are pounds 15,750 for officers and pounds 11,140 for airmen and airwomen.
Our systems are going to be protecting soldiers, airmen and airwomen, sailors and now Marines.
The activity serves as an avenue for the airmen and airwomen of the Air Force to educate and inform the public about its capabilities and mission, PAF 1st Air Division Deputy Commander Brigadier General Antonio Ramon Lim said.

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