Thursday, July 20, 2017
Supermen to the rescue! American supermen!
American Air Force pararescue jumpers [PJ's], graduates of "superman" school more than earning their keep.
A combined and extraordinary effort the results most gratifying.
"Rescue Airmen save two German citizens stranded at sea"
"PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) -- In a concerted effort from July 7, and into the early hours of July 8, 2017, approximately 80 Airmen and four aircraft assigned to the 920th Rescue Wing successfully rescued two German citizens whose vessel caught fire approximately 500 nautical miles off the east coast of southern Florida."
Assets as deployed impressive and indicative of good teamwork. Fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft, mid-air refueling capability, etc.
It is not specifically mentioned and to me it is unclear whether the PJ's entering the water by parachuting or dropping from a low-flying helicopter. Pararescue personnel adept at water operations. And with good reason. 70 % of the surface of the planet is water.
GO PJ's. GO Air Force. Bravo!