Afghan Medevacs Run to Gunfire, Explosions to Rescue Injured Comrades

Local forces have an uphill climb to replace Pararescue, Dustoff guardians.

An HH-60 Pavehawk support helicopter leaves Bagram Air Base on a mission for the 10th Mountain Dustoff Squadron. (Paul Shinkman for USN&WR)

A UH-60 Black Hawk support helicopter leaves Bagram Air Base on a mission for the 10th Mountain Dustoff Squadron.

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  • Correction 08/09/2013: A previous version of this story misidentified the Army’s rescue helicopter. It is the UH-60 Black Hawk and uses M-240 machine guns. The story also misidentified Capt. Travis Bonney and Sgt. Julia Bringloe. They serve in the Army.