ANG rescue unit gets to wounded within 'Golden Hour'
By Staff Sgt. Stacia Zachary
U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs
CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (7/6/09) - Racing against the clock, rescue flights launch into action to retrieve wounded servicemembers and other battlefield casualties.
As the helicopters hover over a hostile area, the Guardian Angel team rushes out to retrieve the wounded - often risking their own lives "so that others may live."
The 129th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron of the California Air National Guard here responds to emergency medical evacuation calls within Helmand province. The detachment covers the dual role of providing casualty evacuation and personnel recovery/combat search and rescue in the Helmand province. They support Regional Command South, responding to calls for U.S. and coalition forces as well as Afghan National Security Forces and local nationals....
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