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Joint Air Force, Army team enhances Afghanistan rescue mission

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN 03.09.2018 Story by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook  455th Air Expeditionary Wing   The night is dark. The air is heavy, filled with the smoke and dust of Afghanistan. On the flightline at Bagram Airfield, a U.S. Army CH-47F Chinook helicopter sits beating thunder with its blades against the sky, waiting.  An 83rd Expeditionary Rescue …

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Catalyzing joint personnel recovery operations

ROYAL AIR FORCE LAKENHEATH, England — The 48th Fighter Wing welcomed back deployed members of the 57th Rescue Squadron here, Feb. 8. Guardian Angel teams comprised of pararescuemen and combat rescue officers returned from a deployment in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where they were part of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. …

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353rd Special Operations Group wraps up Cobra Gold 2018

U-TAPAO, THAILAND 02.23.2018 Story by Capt. Jessica Tait  353rd Special Operations Group  (DVIDSHUB.NET) The 353rd SOG trained side-by-side with their Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) counterparts throughout the exercise, conducting formation and low-level aviation, military free fall (MFF) operations, assault zone establishment and control, fixed and rotary wing fires, rigging alternate method Zodiac (RAMZ) airdrops, an overwater …

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