Since Sept. 1, 2009, airmen of the 66th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron at British-run Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, have saved 253 lives and assisted another 580 patients during 620 flying missions in their HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters, announced unit officials, Dec. 14, 2009. Trained in combat search and rescue, their role has expanded to now include casualty evacuation. Here, unit pararescuemen aboard an HH-60 provide medical attention to an Afghan soldier who suffered gunshot injuries, Dec. 8, 2009.
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