131st rqs


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.)