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U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Travis Shaw, Headquarters Air Combat Command Surgeon General pararescue programs manager, talks to Airmen during a water confidence training class in Fort Eustis’ Anderson Field House at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, March 6, 2018. JBLE Airman overcomes struggle by paying it forward
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Svoleantopoulos, 497th Operations Support Squadron weapons tactician, returned from the U.S. Air Force Pararescue Indoctrination Course much sooner than he anticipated. Svoleantopoulos spent the previous three years mentally and physically training for his goal to successfully cross-train into pararescue. Four weeks into the 13-week development and indoctrination course, he blew the horn to signify self-induced elimination.
0 3/22
2018
Default Air Force Logo Airmen participate in joint rescue mission
Rescue Airmen from the 23rd Wing recently participated in a joint rescue operation alongside other Air Force and Marine Corps assets, approximately 675 nautical miles off the coast of California.
0 3/16
2018
48th RQS PJs primed for deployment upon completing extensive training cycle 48th RQS PJs primed for deployment after extensive training cycle
For the past few months, pararescuemen, or PJs, from the 48th Rescue Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, have been gearing up for a deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
0 2/27
2018
Reserve Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing support the successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Heavy launch February 7, 2018. Reserve Airmen support SpaceX Falcon Heavy milestone launch
Reserve Airmen are used to supporting milestone rocket launches, and have supported manned spaceflight launches through the years; however, they have never supported a rocket toting a car. SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Roadster from Tesla, his electric car company, was the payload on the Falcon Heavy demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A that lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Feb. 7, 2018.
0 2/07
2018
Soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division conduct a static line jump out of a C-17 Globemaster III during exercise Panther Storm at Fort Bragg, N.C., July 24, 2017. The deployment readiness exercise tests the division's ability to rapidly deploy its global response force anywhere in the world within a short notice. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Lee) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 7/28
2017
Combat Leaders Course students prepare to land during training in Florence, Ariz., Aug. 31, 2016. The students mission planned and executed a multitude of scenarios including a jump mission with an overland movement, a mass casualty, and a technical rescue with the rotary wing exfiltration all within the climates of southern Arizona and California.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby) New course allows pararescuemen to develop as leaders, obtain certification
It takes countless years of education, multiple deployments and temporary duty assignments to become a pararescue team leader. The 68th Rescue Flight recently implemented the Combat Leaders Course, a 65-day course for 10 pararescuemen in which they develop their leadership abilities while obtaining their 7-level certification.
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2016
Special Tactics officer candidates carry a Zodiac boat to the shore during a selection at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Oct. 21, 2014. Special Tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, a group of Special Tactics Airmen weed out the cross-training candidates who don’t meet the high standards, putting them through a week-long selection process to select only the best-qualified individuals. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Katrina Cheesman) Small team ensures special tactics career fields grow with the best
Special tactics career field training pipelines are some of the most physically and psychologically challenging in the Air Force. To ensure the correct individuals are on the battlefield, the Recruitment, Assessment and Selection team at Hurlburt Field, Florida, puts the cross-training candidates through a weeklong selection process to find the best-qualified individuals.
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2016
Maj. Alex Keller (left center), a surgeon with the 720th Special Tactics Group, supervises the medical treatment of a burn patient on an HC-130 Combat King II, June 23, 2016. Keller, alongside pararescuemen and aircrew from the 372nd Rescue Group, assisted in the rescue and evacuation of fishermen stranded off the shore of Bermuda when their vessel caught fire. (Courtesy photo) Airmen help save fishermen at sea after ship catches fire
Members of a special operations surgical team assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group at Hurlburt Field, Florida, worked to save the lives of two critically-burned fishermen rescued 500 miles off the coast of Bermuda on June 22.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo AF seeks ARC pararescue instructors for limited period recall
Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard pararescue Airmen may be eligible to apply for a limited period recall to extended active duty, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.
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2014
Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., stand by a 19 vehicle accident on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Ariz., Oct. 29, 2013. The Airmen extracted five people from vehicles, coordinated four medical helicopter flights, and organized ground transportation for about six injured individuals. Davis-Monthan PJs respond to horrific 19-vehicle accident
Eight Airmen from the 48th Rescue Squadron at Davi-Monthan Air Force Base were first responders on a 19-vehicle accident involving more than 20 people Oct. 29, on Interstate 10 near Picacho Peak, Ariz., .
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2013
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