【6月4日】看軍聞學英語

青年日報社
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原文:

Health care workers, first responders and other essential employees working on the front lines of the coronavirus fight in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were greeted with a booming 'Thank You' early afternoon on April 28, 2020.

The U.S. military's elite flight demonstration squadrons-the Navy's Blue Angels and the Air Force's Thunderbirds-flew in what is being called 'a collaborative salute' to honor those battling the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 12 fighter jets, six of the Air Force's F-16C/D Fighting Falcons and half a dozen F-18 C/D Hornets-streaked over New York City and Newark starting at noon ET, before heading to Trenton, N.J., and Philadelphia.

中譯:

在紐約、紐澤西和賓州等3地,致力於對抗新型冠狀病毒的前線醫護、急救人員及其他重要員工,在2020年4月28日午後,接受到響徹雲霄的感謝與問候。

海軍「藍天使」及空軍「雷鳥」,這2支美軍精英飛行表演中隊,以「協力致敬」飛行編隊,向這群與新冠肺炎疫情抗戰的人員表達敬意。

由6架空軍F-16C/D「獵鷹」及6架F-18 C/D「大黃蜂」,所組成的12架噴射戰機隊,在美東正午時刻,疾速飛越紐約市及紐華克市,續向紐澤西州首府特倫頓及費城前進。

-關鍵軍語-

※front line:

The forward positions of the military at the front.

※squadron:

The basic administrative aviation unit of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force.

例句:

The Black Cat Squadron, formally the 35th Squadron of the Republic of China Air Force, was formed in 1961.

「黑貓中隊」成立於1961年,其正式名稱為中華民國空軍第35中隊。