16 May 2012

Valkyrie MEDEVAC

U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Buzard, of Petersburg, Alaska, reaches out to steady himself against U.S. Army Spc. Mark Jordan, of New Albany, Miss. during MEDEVAC hoist training on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan. MEDEVAC crews face extraordinary terrain challenges in eastern Afghanistan, which lies among some of the world's most challenging mountain ranges. Hoist operations are often the only way to rescue injured Soldiers, so MEDEVAC crews practice the dangerous and difficult operation both day and night and in a variety of weather conditions. Photo: U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Donna Davis, Task Force 82nd CAB Public Affairs.

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