【2月12日】看軍聞學英語

青年日報社
青年日報

作者:刀客

原文:

Charles McGee, a legendary aviator and one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen from World War II, was officially promoted to brigadier general at the age of 100 on Tuesday, President Trump said at his State of the Union address.

Trump pinned the stars on McGee's shoulders in the Oval Office earlier that day, and said he signed a bill promoting him a few weeks ago.

Trump also recognized McGee's great-grandson Iain Lanphier, a 13-year-old eighth grader from Arizona, who he called ‘one of the Space Force's youngest potential recruits,’ adding that ‘he has always dreamed of going to space and he was first in his class and among the youngest at an aviation academy.’

中譯:

川普總統在國情咨文中說,麥基是1位傳奇的飛行員,也是第二次世界大戰最後倖存的塔斯基奇飛行員之一,他於週二以100歲高齡正式升任准將。

川普當天稍早在總統辦公室,將星星別掛麥基肩上,並表示,他在幾週前就簽署了麥基的晉升案。

麥基現年13歲的曾孫蘭菲爾,是亞利桑那州的八年級生。川普特別讚賞蘭菲爾,有成為太空部隊最年輕一代新成員的潛力,因為「蘭菲爾一直渴望能上太空,而且是班上第1個成為飛行學校的新生」。

-關鍵軍語-

※airman:

A member of an air force or air arm of a nation's armed forces.

※Space Force:

USSF, the space operations service branch of the United States Armed Forces.

例句:

He aspires to go to the Air Force Academy, having his eye on the Space Force.

他渴望進入空軍官校,一心想成為太空軍一員。

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