growing up in the military there are things that you know, your not supposed to know so you don't ask. With that said these books let you in on a group of lives that some would and most just would not trade position for. Also you know some secrets are better left untold simply because it could cause jeopardy to future operations.
The Operational stories in this book show good people doing what they see as an everyday job, training, fighting and pushing the boundries of mission capable not being heroes but doing things that are simply heroic, knowing that every flight could be and in lots of cases have been their last for one reason or another. In any case they know they have done the best they can do with the tools at their disposal.
The sense of brotherhood is key, to know that everyone on your team will do what's needed to the point of laying down their life, to make completing the mission priority, Strange to think Dying is an acceptable risk in your everyday job, but like all true professionals they would only be angry about it, if they failed their mission or their team NSDQ is a quote that has my total respect