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No one left behind: Airmen train as elite personnel recovery teams

AFGHANISTAN 11.10.2018 Story by Senior Airman Rito Smith 455th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs   “It is my duty as a pararescueman to save lives and to aid the injured. I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before personal desires and comforts. These things I do, …

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SERE Specialist wins Air Rescue Association Award

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, SD, UNITED STATES 12.21.2018 Story by Airman 1st Class Christina Bennett 28th Bomb Wing Public Affairs   On the cover of the Air Force’s former “Search and Rescue Survival Training Manual – Air Force Regulation 64-4,” the words SURVIVE, RETURN and HONOR are boldly printed.  After joining the Air Force nearly 12 years …

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No one left behind: Airmen train as elite personnel recovery teams

Courtesy: DVIDS “It is my duty as a pararescueman to save lives and to aid the injured. I will be prepared at all times to perform my assigned duties quickly and efficiently, placing these duties before personal desires and comforts. These things I do, that others may live.”After 581 days of training, this group of …

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Pararescuemen Take Their Training to Ukraine for Clear Sky 2018

UKRAINE10.24.2018Story by Staff Sgt. Brian Jarvis129th Rescue Wing For the 131st Rescue Squadron, the mission goes far beyond the boundaries of northern California. Comprised of Guardian Angel pararescuemen, the 131st recently participated in Clear Sky 2018, a multinational training exercise based in Ukraine. Aimed to promote peace, security and collaboration between regional allies as well as …

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Air Guard unite to save 19 during hurricane relief ops

NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA, Virginia – Air National Guardsmen from across the nation united to provide assistance and rescue isolated flood survivors in North Carolina, Sept. 17, in response to extreme flooding from the wake of Hurricane Florence battering North and South Carolina. The task force of 181 Guardsmen from Alaska, California, Kentucky, New York, …

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New York, California, and Alaska Air Guard Airmen team up to rescue North Carolina residents

LUMBERTON, North Carolina-The initial call from the local emergency operations center was that there were “ten plus one” people cut off at a farm by flood waters who needed to be evacuated on Monday, Sept. 17. By the time the Pararescue Airmen from New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing and the Alaska Air …

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U.S Air Force Airmen train with South American partners

RIONEGRO, Colombia — Ninty-five U.S. Air Force Airmen trained with 11 partner nation air forces tallying more than 400 participants in the Colombian-led multinational search and rescue exercise “Angel de los Andes” Sept. 3-14. The U.S. and multinational participants trained together by responding to realistic scenarios of natural disaster and combat related search and rescues, humanitarian …

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Proficiency is Perfection

EDINBURGH, Ind. – Members of the 113th Air Support Operations Squadron (ASOS), 181st Intelligence Wing, Indiana Air National Guard were evaluated on close air support (CAS) operations during an exercise at Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, Indiana, Sept. 12, 2018. “We conduct CAS training so our Joint Terminal Air Controllers on the ground can communicate with live …

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