“Mission Ready – Inside the Best Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force” is a high-end hardcover photo book with 232 pages and 110 stunning photos. It comes in a printed slipcase that protects the book. Mission Ready is a visual narrative about a world that’s not accessible to most of us. Until now. Award-winning documentary photographer and creative director Patrick van Dam gives us a realistic and uncensored insight into the “Best Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Air Force”. Through compelling images, he offers an insider perspective of the legendary 493rd Fighter Squadron’s daily operations. The photographs are complemented by stories from prominent “Grim Reapers” like Gulf War veteran and three-time “MiG Killer” Col. (Ret.) Cesar “Rico” Rodriguez. The result is a gripping book about an organization with unspoken rules and principles that takes pride in its honour and bravery.