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New Book: Military Fly Moms Special Offer to MWSA members

Linda Maloney, retired Naval aviator, author and MWSA member, recently published the book, Military Fly Moms: Sharing Memories, Building Legacies, Inspiring Hope. It's a biographical collection of the inspiring true stories of 70 women who shared the same two dreams — becoming aviators in the military, and being moms. Here's what Maloney says about her book.

the arbor

the sweet aroma of nature’s bounty overpowers the sense of smell in flavors of hundreds…and the eyes in myriad colors of endless beauty

the sound of bird song fills the air with sweet melodies as they flit from oak to maple and back

nature’s rebirth surrounds me its smells enfold me and awe my senses

stepping off the old wooden porch now worn and weathered, so in need of repair, it is like stepping into the past

so many memories carried within from times well remembered


Clyde Hoch: Why Tracks Memoirs of a Vietnam Veteran?

Clyde Hoch was born into poverty in Pennsburg, PA, in the same family home in which he now lives with wife Debra. He really wanted to be a part of the military, to assist and protect his country with pride. So, only three days after graduating high school, Clyde went to a U.S. Marine Corps Boot Camp and eventually to Vietnam.