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Pararescuemen from the 103rd Rescue Squadron conduct confined space rescue training at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton Beach, New York on January 8, 2017.

During this scenario, Pararescuemen rappelled from the top of the parachute drying facility to rescue another Airmen who had fallen into a confined space. The injured Airman was hoisted to the top of the facility in a litter, and then hoisted back down the outside of the building.

Pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense specialty specifically trained and equipped to conduct conventional or unconventional rescue operations. These Battlefield Airmen are the ideal force for personnel recovery and combat search and rescue. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher S. Muncy)

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Photo taken on 8 January 2017 (© The National Guard / Flickr)

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