Handing over the hoist

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Air Force Reserve Chief Master Sgt. Lazaro Ibarra, helicopter flight engineer, 920th Rescue Wing here, hands a hoisting cable to Master Sgt. Josiah Blanton, an Air Force Reserve Pararescueman (PF) from the 304th Rescue Squadron base at Portland, Ore. The 304th RQS is a geographically separated unit (GSU) of the 920th RQW - they fall unter the 920th's jurisdiction but are stationed on the West Coast. For the PJs and helicopter crews, training together becomes important to keep camaraderie between the different crews and the different terrain is essential for real-world rescue scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Leslie Kraushaar)

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