A pararescue specialist from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, attends to Senior Airman Joshua Calara, 455th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron armament systems technician, during a joint mass casualty and extraction exercise at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. Airmen from the 83rd ERQS, paired with soldiers from the 717th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit to increase interoperability with each other and demonstrate theater personnel recovery capabilities. Before pararescue specialist could care for and recover wounded patients, EOD members, cleared and secured the area by identifying, removing and disposing of simulated ordnance in the area and from crashed vehicles carrying explosives.
Senior Airman Kyle Green, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue specialist, cuts the hinges on a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle door to better access simulated victims.
(U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman, 18 AUG 2016.)