At ease cadet. I like to keep my briefings informal.

No, you can’t call me Hawk. General Hawkerson will do fine.

That’s right cadet, I single-wingedly whipped this organization into the fighting force it is today. We’ve got 5 brigades of bombers ready to let loose at any time, just give me a target.

This medal? It’s a Purple Heart, cadet. Awarded for bravery and injuries suffered on the battlefield.

No, I don’t want to talk about it, and you better watch it or I’ll have you strung up for insubordination.

That’s better.

You’d better get your feathers in gear, we’ve got an exercise at 0500 and I expect you to be in tip-top shape.

Just a standard fly by; drop on the old Nut-jobs in the park. Nothing too dramatic, but if you think you can just waltz in there looking all pretty and leave with your beak in tact, you’ve got another thing coming. I’ve lost more than a few boys to their arrows, so keep your wits about you.

Now go strap on your harness and prepare for deployment.

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