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Philippine, US pararescue teams train during Balikatan 2012

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis A. Shaw, a pararescueman from the U.S. Air Force’s 31st Rescue Squadron, shares rescue techniques with members of the Philippine Air Force’s 505th Rescue Squadron during Exercise Balikatan 2012 here April 17. The training included ways to move heavy objects that inhibit rescue, using only the materials found in a collapsed building. This training is part of the Philippine and U.S. militaries’ longstanding relationship deeply rooted in cooperation.



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This work, Philippine, US pararescue teams train during Balikatan 2012 [Image 2 of 4], by Cpl Codey Underwood, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.17.2012

Date Posted:04.20.2012 01:51

Photo ID:562157

VIRIN:120418-M-FF989-002

Resolution:3000x2000

Size:2.17 MB

Location:CLARK AIR BASE, PHGlobe

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