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  • Two pararescue Airmen receive Silver Star Medals for gallant actions in Afghanistan

    Two U.S. Air Force pararescue Airmen received the Silver Star Medal in a ceremony Dec. 13 here for gallantry in action against enemies of the United States while deployed to Afghanistan.
  • 563d RQG Airmen rescue injured Mexican sailors

    Airmen from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s 563d Rescue Group traveled more than 1700 miles, to save two critically injured Mexican fishermen onboard the Mazatun fishing vessel, July 10, 2019. The fishermen were injured when their vessel’s crane collapsed more than 1300 miles southwest of San Diego in international waters at approximately 8 p.m., July 9. Fishing nets obstructed Mazatun’s propellers during the incident making the boat unable to transit under its own power. The two severely injured fishermen were transferred to Mazatun’s sister ship, Tamara, who began making the three day journey to the nearest land, a Mexican naval outpost on Socorro Island located more than approximately 840 miles away.
  • PJs sharpen skills during Razor’s Edge

    The 48th Rescue Squadron from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base participated in an exercise from April 8-18, 2019. Razor’s Edge is a two-week long exercise where pararescuemen train to be better prepared for unilateral and joint combat search and rescue operations in any situation and environment. To meet these expectations they endure rigorous training reflective of real-world scenarios that they may encounter downrange.
  • Pararescueman embodies Service Before Self

    U.S. Air Force pararescuemen play a very important role in the U.S. Air Force mission by recovering and providing medical care to isolated personnel in combat zones. They have a monumental responsibility to uphold the Air Force Core Value of “Service before self.” One Airman decided to go above and beyond this core value by spending his final day in Arizona educating high school students about the pararescue mission and the importance of the Air Force Core Values and having a good education. Rather than spend his last day relaxing and preparing to move to his next installation, Staff Sgt. Gary, 48th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, transported various forms of medical and extrication equipment to Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona. He displayed the equipment to three sports medicine and emergency medical service classes and explained the importance of each instrument. After his explanation, Gary allowed students to examine the tools.
  • HH-60s train over the NTTR

    The HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter conducts day or night personnel recovery operations in hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war.
  • Guardian Angel boat teams rescue Hurricane Harvey victims

    The 347th and 563d Rescue Groups from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., Nellis AFB, Nev., and Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., sent rescue boat teams to Orange County, Texas, and the surrounding areas in support of FEMA during Hurricane Harvey disaster response efforts.
  • 68th Rescue Flight transitions to 68th Rescue Squadron

    As one of the only human based weapon systems in the Air Force, Guardian Angel must have highly trained personnel dedicated to the Air Force core function of Personnel Recovery. Guardian Angel is comprised of Combat Rescue Officers, Pararescuemen, and Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Specialists. The 68th Rescue Flight, also known as the Guardian Angel Formal Training Unit, was stood up in 2014 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
  • Royals support Exercise Rapid Rescue

    The 3d Airlift Squadron supported Exercise Rapid Rescue May 15-18, 2017, providing transportation and simulated aeromedical evacuation along the East Coast.
  • PJs conduct four static-line jumps in two hours

    The 38th Rescue Squadron Pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in just two hours. The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft.
  • New York Air National Guard pararescuemen aiding seamen on stricken ship in Mid-Atlantic

    Seven New York Air National Guard pararescuemen are on board a cargo ship in the mid-Atlantic today, providing medical treatment for two injured crewmen after a five-hour flight and a night parachute jump into the sea.
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