Joint Army and Air Force Chinook vital in Afghanistan

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US pararescue troopers from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron explain why the US Army’s CH-47F Chinook at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan is important to the overall mission in the country.

Major Robert Wilson says that airmen flying missions every day, or coalition forces going outside ‘the wire’ on patrols, can ‘rest a little easier or fight a little harder knowing that they have a group of highly motivated guys back here [Bagram Airfield] that will risk themselves to go get them’.

For the first time in Afghanistan, these pararescuemen of the 83rd ERQS do this working hand-in-hand with the US Army CH-47 Chinooks.

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