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The rough life of the adrenaline junkie medic.

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen assigned to the 131st Rescue Squadron, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., prepare to jump with a Rigging Alternate Method Zodiac (RAMZ) from an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft into the Pacific Ocean outside Santa Cruz, California. Seconds after the RAMZ package is pushed out of the aircraft, Pararescuemen jump, follow, secure and inflate the 14-foot Zodiac.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photos by Senior Airman John D. Pharr III, 18 JUN 2013.)

Sure beats in-flight peanuts.

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter assigned to the 129th Rescue Squadron, Moffett Federal Airfield, Calif., receives fuel from an MC-130P Combat Shadow aircraft during a Helicopter Air Refuel (HAR) above the Pacific Ocean outside Santa Cruz, California. The HAR allows longer range capability for the Pavehawk helicopter.

(U.S. Air National Guard Photo by Senior Airman John D. Pharr III, 18 JUN 2013.)

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