57th Rescue Squadron stays rapidly ready

A U.S. Air Force pararescueman assigned to the 57th Rescue Squadron parachutes into the ocean during over-water parachute training off the coast of Italy, July 9, 2019. The Airmen partnered with C-130J Hercules aircraft and crews from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in order to complete their quarterly parachute training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kelsey Tucker)
The 57th Rescue Squadron participates in jump training at least once a quarter, over both land and sea, to keep their skills and knowledge sharp in case they are ever needed in an emergency. The training not only benefits the pararescuemen, but requires harmonization with the squadron’s support agencies and even other bases – in this case, the C-130 and its crew.


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