A U.S. Air Force pararescueman, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, is hoisted to a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk during a mission Nov. 7, 2012, in Afghanistan. Pararescue teams assault, secure, and dominate the rescue objective area using any available Department of Defense or Allied, air, land, or sea asset.

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder