War in Iraq
Causing Death and Destruction, but Never Seeing It
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, April 2 -- In he swaggered, helmet in hand, his dark brown hair matted with sweat. Fellow pilots looked up expectantly from their burgundy recliners.
IN THE FIELD: Scouts in the Sky
One Pilot Finds Targets, Another One Hits Them
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 31 -- Jet pilots are increasingly acting as airborne target spotters in the campaign against Iraq, circling for hours in the skies to track Iraqi troops and equipment that are on the move and direct bombers to them.
IN THE FIELD: The USS Abraham Lincoln
Serving the War Effort In Theater's Mundane Jobs
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 28 -- Carl Horn, a Navy sailor for six years, is fighting the war against Iraq one can of Dr Pepper at a time.
IN THE FIELD: With the USS Abraham Lincoln
Modified Fighter Jets Lend More Fuel to the Fight
ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 24 -- To feed warplanes that have been guzzling gas in enormous quantities over Iraq, the Navy has converted four of its high-performance jets into airborne gas stations.
IN THE FIELD: USS Abraham Lincoln
Target Practice Of a Different Sort
ABOARD THE U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, March 22 -- The order burst over Navy Capt. Scott Swift's headset at around midday , waving him off the targets he was speeding toward in his F/A-18E Super Hornet jet: two buildings in a central Iraqi city.
'We Had to Drive Right Into It': Carrier's Pilots Dodge Missiles and 'Rush-Hour Traffic' in the Crowded Skies Over Iraq (Post, March 22, 2003)
Beginning of War Surprises Crew (Post, March 20, 2003; 2:09 PM)
Commander Prepares Troops for Battle (Post, March 19, 2003; 6:37 PM)
Replenishment at Sea: Groceries for 5,655 (Post, March 16, 2003)
Navy Women Finding Ways to Adapt to a Man's World (Post, March 15, 2003)
Carrier's 'Mag Rats' Scurry To Make Short-Order Bombs (Post, March 14, 2003)
Steaming Toward the Record Books, With No End in Sight (Post, March 11, 2003)
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