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Combat Search and Rescue Helicopter Pilot

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L. Todd Wood, USAF, “left Savannah in 1982 to attend  U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO where he studied aeronautical engineering.  Upon graduation in 1986, he immediately left the Academy for flight school.  His initial assignment was flying Combat Search & Rescue helicopters at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.  In the UHAE (Unique Harsh Arctic Environment) he flew local rescue missions and was also deployed throughout Asia. During this time he was credited with saving many lives.

In addition to flying exciting missions, Todd also managed to graduate from the University of Alaska Anchorage with an MS in Engineering Management.  In 1990 he volunteered for Special Operations and went back to flight school.  In 1991 he was assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Hurlburt Field, FL, flying MH-53J Pave Low helicopters.  Immediately he was deployed to Kuwait.  Over the next three years he was active in  classified missions in support of counterterrorism under the control of the National Command Authority and deployed throughout the world.  His customers included SEAL Team Six and Delta Force.  He left the Air Force as a Captain in 1994.”  L. Todd Wood is the author of Currency.

According to the book description of Currency, “It is said that if you don’t know history, you are doomed to repeat it. Currency, combines multiple historical strands that converge on the number one issue of our time, the geographic location of economic and military power in the 21st century. Economic Thriller! An incredible story of power, romance, revenge and international finance spanning three centuries. The issues could not be more timely! "Currency combines history, finance, romance and action into a timely and entertaining read on a subject that has serious economic and national security implications."

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