Saving lives at 40,000 feet

U.S. Air Force Maj. Dennis A. Castro, Flight Nurse, 514th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron (AES), 514th Air Mobility Wing, puts out a simulated fire while wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus during an aeromedical evacuation training mission onboard a KC-135R Stratotanker with the 77th Air Refueling Squadron (ARS), 916th Air Refueling Wing, over the Caribbean Sea, Aug. 25, 2017. During the mission, which ran from Aug. 25-27, the 514th AES flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians were trained and evaluated on how they responded to both medical and aircraft emergencies while evacuating sick or wounded personnel from combat zones. The 514th AES is located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., and the 77th ARS is assigned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen/Released)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Mark Olsen
VIRIN: 170825-F-AL508-0039.JPG
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