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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reserve pararescuemen (PJs), from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., are trained to save lives - anytime, anywhere.  In a ground training exercise they hone their skills in combat car extraction and medical treatment.  In the scenario, a four-man PJ team is on alert in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device leaves two carful of people trapped and injured.  Within minutes the PJs are on the scene.  After a brief assessment they offer assistance in the order of need based on injures and continue to treat, stabilize and package patients onto liters for evacuation.  Reservists like these PJs, serve on the frontlines and on the leading edge of technology providing the Air Force a warfighting capability that is the best in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Kristin Mack)  Combat Car Extraction

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reserve pararescuemen (PJs), from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., are trained to save lives - anywhere - at any time.  In a ground training exercise they hone their skills in car extraction and medical treatment.  In the scenario, a four-man PJ team is on alert in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device leaves two cars full of people trapped and injured.  Within minutes the PJs are on the scene.  After a brief assessment they offer assistance in the order of need based on injures and continue to treat, stabilize and package patients onto liters for evacuation.  Reservists like these PJs, serve on the frontlines providing the Air Force a warfighting capability that is the best in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Kristin Mack)  Uplifting Experience

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., are trained to save lives - anywhere - anytime.  In a ground training exercise they hone their skills in car extraction and medical treatment.  In the scenario, a four-man PJ team is on alert in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device leaves two carful of people trapped and injured.  Within minutes the PJs are on the scene.  After a brief assessment they offer assistance in the order of need based on injures and continue to treat, stabilize and package patients onto liters for evacuation.  Reservists like these PJs, serve on the frontlines and on the leading edge of technology providing the Air Force a warfighting capability that is the best in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Kristin Mack)  Car Trouble

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reserve pararescuemen (PJs), from the 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., are trained to save lives - anywhere - at any time.  In a ground training exercise they hone their skills in car extraction and medical treatment.  In the scenario, a four-man PJ team is on alert in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device leaves two carful of people trapped and injured.  Reservists like these PJs, serve on the frontlines providing the Air Force a warfighting capability that is the best in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Kristin Mack)  Breaking Glass, Mending Hearts
Rivers of blood oozing from pale, lifeless bodies, muted cries of excruciating pain, gunshots heard from unknown directions. These are every day sites and sounds to  a cadre of Airmen who have the challenging task of saving lives, no matter the time, location or circumstance. As part of the only combined rescue and medical squadron in the Air Force
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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reservist Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Mendenhall, 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, administers a vaccination to Army Capt. Scott Newman in the immunization clinic. Air Force Reserve medical staff keep Servicemembers ready for deployments by maintaining immunization currency for more than 1,200 rescue wing Airmen as well as other military services' warriors who drill at Patrick AFB.  Leading from the front, Air Force reservists undergo the same training as Regular Component Airmen and meet or exceed the same high standards. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Heather L. Kelly) Reservists Make Point

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reservists (From left) Senior Master Sgt. Donna Wenzel, Chief Master Sgt. Dorlen Martin, Tech. Sgt. Christopher Millar and Tech. Sgt. Frank Smith, 920th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, review patient check-in lists at the base clinic. A new 920th Rescue Wing clinic schedule offers physicals every-other drill weekend. Profiles, warfit, immunizations and follow-ups are offered every Sunday of each drill weekend. Being healthy is a vital part of being war-ready.  Air Force Reservists serve on the frontlines and on the leading edge of technology in air, space and cyberspace, providing the Air Force a warfighting capability that is the best in the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Heather L. Kelly) Fit to Fight

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reservists Tech. Sgt. Kara Williams (right) reviews Master Sgt. Annette Blackburn's medical records during a visit to the clinic. Assigned as a medical technician with the 920th Rescue Wing Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Sergeant Williams provides the same care to the public in her civilian occupation as a social worker in Jacksonville, Fla. To serve our nation, reservists like these make sacrifices to go above and beyond the commitments of civilian life -- balancing the demands of family, civilian employment, and military service.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Heather L. Kelly) Serving Civilian and Military Community

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Cathleen Snow, conducts media training for Air Force Reserve maintenance and support personnel, from the 920th Rescue Wing Maintenance Squadron, prior to their deployment to Afghanistan.  Known as Citizen Airmen, Air Force Reservists are dedicated, dual-hatted professionals who live in your neighborhood and work in your community.  When called to duty, reservists put their civilian lives on hold to defend our nation.  (U.S. Air Force Photo/1st Lt. Jaime Kristin Pinto) Armed with Knowledge

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Daniel Riera, aircrew life support equipment technician, 920th Operational Support Flight, maneuvers an MC-5 reserve parachute during a recent 920th Rescue Wing Unit Training Assembly. Highly-trained and highly-experienced Airmen are the signature of the Air Force Reserve..  (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Raymond F. Padgett) Reserve 'Chute

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PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla - Air Force Reservist Staff Sgt. Amber Snodgrass, aircrew life support equipment technician, 920th Operational Support Flight, checks the voltage on a battery from an AN/PRC-90-2 aircrew survival radio during a recent 920th Rescue Wing Unit Training Assembly.  Citizen Airmen like Sergeant Snodgrass train to fight and are ready to deploy whenever called upon.  About 2,200 mobilized reservists and about 2,700 volunteers are working in support of military operations around the world. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Raymond F. Padgett) Airman Takes Charge

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