To the rescue

Tech Sgt.'s Daniel Warren and William Posch, Air Force Reserve pararescuemen, 920th Rescue Wing, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., en route to the Salang Pass avalanche rescue mission during their 2010 deployment to Afghanistan. "The April 21st Alaskan rescue had very similar altitude effects and terrain but on a much larger scale," said Warren. PJs are considered special operators skilled in trauma medicine and conditioned athletes trained in extreme sports, such as mountain climbing and skydiving, to quickly get to combatants wounded on the battlefield and administer life-saving medical treatment. The battle field, however, is only one of the many places on earth PJs are able to save lives. Any terrain where someone needs rescued, PJs are able to get there. (courtesy photo)

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