U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 57th Rescue Squadron parachute toward the airfield at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 15, 2020. As members of Air Force Special Warfare, Pararescue specialists are trained to rescue and medically treat downed military personnel all over the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Thomas S. Keisler IV)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Tyler McConnell, left, and Senior Airman Colby Forsythe, explosive ordnance team members from the 31 Civil Engineer Squadron, attempt to reconnect the operation control unit to the Micro Tactical Ground Robot during a training exercise at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Jan. 8, 2020. EOD Airmen use the MTGR to carry out reconnaissance missions, identify objects from far distances, locate designated targets and breach a compound. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
Civilians with the 727th Air Mobility Squadron offload the Boom Operator Weapon System Trainer from a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the Heavy Airlift Wing, Pápa Air Base, Hungary, at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 11, 2020. The BOWST trains boom operators for real-world operations while saving money and flying hours. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Cooper)
Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett speaks to Col. Jonathan Creer, 409th Air Expeditionary Group commander, after her arrival to Nigerien Air Base 201, Niger, Dec. 21, 2019. While at the installation, Barrett learned how each unit supports the mission from building the future of the base to defending its assets and personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)
Members of the 56th Rescue Squadron practice rescue techniques at Aviano, Italy, Dec. 17, 2019. The 56th RQS integrates with the Guardian Angels weapon system and other special forces to support insertion, extraction and recovery of both U.S. and allied combatants. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Rebeccah Woodrow)
Members of the 409th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron conduct their pre-shift guard mount at Nigerien Air Base 201 in Agadez, Niger, Dec. 9, 2019. The 409th ESFS vigilantly defend the base and its assets through constant patrols, vehicle inspections and the vetting of all personnel working on the installation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alex Fox Echols III)
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