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Avalanche AngelAvalanche Angel
Avalanche Angel

Getting lowered via forest penetrator, Staff Sgt. Jason Weiss, an independent-duty medical technician, can take his life saving skills to even the most remote areas. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 2/29/2008

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Avalanche Angel

Riding the rescue hoist back to the UH-1N Huey helicopter, Staff Sgt. Weiss secures a "patient" during rescue training. He had to do a similar extraction with an avalanche victim recently. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 2/29/2008

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Avalanche Angel

Resistance training? Much like in this training scenario, Staff Sgt. Jason Weiss had to carry a 176-pound man through waist-deep snow during a december rescue. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 2/29/2008

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Avalanche Angel

Strapping on his medical pack, independent-duty medical technician Tech Sgt. Jason Oldenburg readies to begin search and rescue training at a remote location. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 2/29/2008

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Avalanche Angel

Air Force independent-duty medical technicians from the 36th Rescue Flight at fairchild AFB, Wash., often get dropped off into austere locations when performing their search and rescue mission. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 2/29/2008

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Avalanche Angel

Armed with 250-foot rescue hoists, the 36th Rescue Flights UH-1 Huey helicopters are ideal vehicles to extract injured and/or stranded victims off of rooftops, mountaintops or just about anywhere else you can think of because they don't have to land. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 2/29/2008

Stressed OutStressed Out
Stressed Out

A dust cloud envelops members of B Company, 4-23 Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, during an air assault mission near Tall Afar, Iraq, on June 5, 2006. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey)
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Posted: 12/14/2007

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Stressed Out

Spc. Jarrod Nordby, Charlie Company, 4-23 Infantry Regiment, 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, rests between mission objectives near Rabea'a, Iraq, on June 27, 2006. Members of 4-23 Infantry Regiment, out of Fort Richardson, Alaska, completed their year-long deployment only to find out they would be extended for another 120 days. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jacob Bailey)
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Posted: 12/14/2007

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Stressed Out

With frequent and longer combat deployments, along with more work and fewer people, the military workforce faces increasing anxieties at home and abroad. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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Posted: 12/14/2007

Mayhem on the MountainMayhem on the Mountain
Mayhem on the Mountain

Wind-whipped snow stung their eyes as the four Airmen blindly made their way down the mountain. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 12/14/2007

Mayhem on the MountainMayhem on the Mountain
Mayhem on the Mountain

Three friends and I, all Air Force survival, evasion, resistance and escape instructors at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash., decided we wanted to climb Mount Saint Helens, the famous volcano in Washington. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 12/14/2007

Mayhem on the MountainMayhem on the Mountain
Mayhem on the Mountain

Four Airmen had to build a snow cave when they got trapped in a blizzard atop Mount Saint Helens in Washington. (Illustration by Sammie W. King)
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Posted: 12/14/2007

    

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