pararescue team


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pararescue team

Specially trained personnel qualified to penetrate to the site of an incident by land or parachute, render medical aid, accomplish survival methods, and rescue survivors. Also called PRT.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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With more than a decade of special operations experience as a member of the Air Force Pararescue Team, McCarley was able to assess the first responders as they whisked to action.
Caption: A US Air Force pararescue team awaits recovery by helicopter as part of a training exercise at Bagram airbase, Afghanistan, as they maintain currency during an operational rotation.
The Air Force pararescue team that voluntarily ran into the firefight and played an important role in defeating the attackers by coordinating with attack helicopters and participating in clearing operations with the RAF QRF is another example of the day's heroic actions.
Airman Jackson assisted the pararescue team by helping make a sling to limit the movement while en route to the Bagram Airfield emergency room.