Open water rescue training

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  • By Staff Sgt. Darius Sostre-Miroir, 920th Rescue Wing Public Affairs
Master Sgts. Chris Doster and Spencer Schenkelberg, 39th Rescue Squadron loadmasters, throw Mk25 smoke markers and LUU-2 flares from the back of an HC-130 J Combat King II aircraft Feb. 16, 2023. Smoke markers and sea dye are used to establish reference points on the surface of land or water to rescue forces to indicate where isolated personnel are located. During night operations, loadmasters use the LUU-2 flare to illuminate a wide area. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Darius Sostremiroir)