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US Air Force Pararescue

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US Air Force Pararescue - Iraq
A USAF Pararescue team moves through a stream in Iraq.
[Photo: US DoD, MSGT JAMES M. BOWMAN, USAF.]
US Air Force Pararescue - insignia

Unit Profile

Mission

  • Airborne Combat search and rescue;
  • MEDEVAC.

Raised and Disbanded

  • Raised: March 1946

Photos

US Air Force Pararescue - Iraq
US Air Force Pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, are hoisted into an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter outside of Baghdad, Iraq during a proficiency exercise April 10, 2009, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
[Photo: Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., US Air Forces Central Public Affairs.]
US Air Force Pararescue
Pararescuemen with the 301st Rescue Squadron return with a downed pilot from a successful rescue mission April 8, 2003 at a forward deployed location in southern Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
[Photo: US Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo.]
US Air Force Pararescue
Pararescueman rappels from a helicopter during operational training in Iraq.
[Photo: US Air Force, Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon.]
US Air Force Pararescue
Pararescuemen and a simulated “survivor” watch as an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter comes in for a landing here recently. 13 July 2005.
[Photo: US Air Force, Petty Officer 2nd Class Scott Taylor.]
US Air Force Pararescue
Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron and the 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., jump from a HC-130P/N for a High Altitude Low Opening free fall drop from 12,999 feet in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 28 February 2003.
[Photo: US Air Force, Staff Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock.]
US Air Force Pararescue
A 3-man team of USAF pararescuemen take up defences positions while undergoing training in an urban environment.
[Photo: US Air Force, Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald.]
US Air Force Pararescue
USAF Pararescuemen administer aid to a patient with simulated injuries during an exercise featuring a nighttime extraction scenario.
[Photo: US Air Force, Senior Airman Christopher Hubenthal.]
US Air Force Pararescue
US Air Force Pararescuemen from the 58th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, pictured during a Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) Integration Exercise.
[Photo: US Air Force, Master Sgt. Kevin J. Gruenwald.]
US Air Force Pararescue
USAF pararescuemen from the 321st Special Tactics Squadron perform a static line parachute jump from a MC-130H Combat Talon II aircraft.
[Photo: US Air Force, SrA Liliana Moreno.]
US Air Force Pararescue
A USAF pararescueman from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, wearing night vision, watches from a Black Hawk helicopter during a CSAR (Combat Search And Rescue) exercise in Iraq.
[Photo: US DoD, Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo JR Da]
US Air Force Pararescue
A trio of USAF pararescueman from the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, exit a HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter during training.
[Photo: US Air Force, Staff Sgt. Aaron Allmon.]
US Air Force Pararescue
US Air Force Pararescuemen from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadroncheck their communications gear during an operation in Baghdad, Iraq. A USAF MH-60G Pavehawk helicopter is parked nearby.
[Photo: US Air Force, Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo.]
US Air Force Pararescue
Special Tactics Pararescuemen pictured in front of a Chinook helicopter during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003. Pararescumen provided combat search and rescue (CSAR) support during the US-led invasion of Iraq. PJs were on standby to extract any coalition aircrew who were shot down.
[Photo: US Air Force.]
US Air Force Pararescue
A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pavehawk from the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, Joint Base Balad, Iraq, comes in for a landing during a proficiency exercise April 10, 2009, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
[Photo: Staff Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., US Air Forces Central Public Affairs.]

Video: Para Rescue Men - That Others May Live

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