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  • 733rd AMS Air Force members rescue kayakers

    Recently, Staff Sgt. Kyle Kemble, an asset evaluator, and GS-11 employee Brandon Yoneda, an air terminal operations duty officer, both members of the 733rd Air Mobility Squadron, saved four Japanese locals who found themselves in danger after their kayak flipped over half a mile off the coast of Cape Zanpa on June 13, 2021.
  • 31st RQS: search rescue swiss army knife

    Embodying the motto “that others may live,” the 31st Rescue Squadron’s mission is to make sure anyone in need of medical care, regardless of the location or situation, will make it out safe and sound. Being called upon to save lives under varying circumstances means the 31st RQS must be ready for any scenario and capable of a multitude of skills.
  • Rescue Airmen: Low density, high demand

    The 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, train, plan and execute every day to ensure they have what it takes to help when someone’s life is on the line.
  • Firefighters Take on the Tower

    Sirens and alarms assaulted the senses inside the claustrophobic stairwell of the 13-floor tower as firefighters raced to the top, donning 60 pounds of protective gear in addition to hoses, chairs , axes, and tools. With the deep hiss of each breath from respirator masks, every laborious heave of their boots was one step closer to saving the lives of victims trapped in smoke and flames. Kadena firefighters conducted a fire evacuation drill in the air traffic control tower as part of weekly training to constantly hone and sharpen rescue skills.
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