Joint Army and Air Force Chinook vital in Afghanistan

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.

Other news

3W-International GmbH has confirmed that it will be unaffected by the recent move by its production service provider 3W-...

UK charity the HELP Appeal has announced that it will be funding the installation of a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Manchester University NHS Trust’s...

Two Welsh tourists were evacuated from an Icelandic mountainside by a team of 30 rescue climbers and a helicopter after becoming stuck in freezing conditions with no...

Three US rescue services combined for major natural disaster training on 18 April at Pitt-Greenville Airport, North Carolina.

US-based sensor systems manufacturer FLIR Systems has announced that it has completed an investment in DroneSense Inc, an unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) software creator...