82nd erqs

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: The future was wide open.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Suggs, loadmaster with the 52nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, observes the cloud cover in preparation for pararescuemen from the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron to free-fall jump from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules over Djibouti. Training jumps cannot take place with complete cloud cover.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Staci Miller, 12 MAR 2014. And they all lived happily ever after.)

Senior Airman Sergio Verdin provides security during a training exercise with members of the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron and the French air force’s 311th Fighter Squadron June 12, 2014, in Djibouti. Verdin is a tactical air control party member with the 82nd ERQS. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Lakisha A. Croley)

When saving yourself means asking for help.

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assists U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Gerald Barnett, left, via hoist into a HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter as part of a water rescue exercise near Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, March 20, 2014. Barnett, senior enlisted adviser, is assigned to the 449th Air Expeditionary Group, and the pararescueman is assigned to the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.