first published on June 11, 2018 by Josh
The United States Air Force is probably the second most made fun of branch in all branches of service for the United States. A combination of their excellent living conditions, amazing work environment, branch age, and focus on supporting roles and military occupational specialties often makes them an easy target inner-service banter and jokes. When the wings hit the sky however, the United States Air Force is full of some of the greatest Americans to have ever served, and their latest recruiting campaign gives showcase to some of the toughest jobs they have to offer.
Each video, recorded in stunning HD quality with a full 360° view of the operation, showcases one of their special operations units conducting their essential tasks. At the time of this writing, there are currently 360° videos showcasing Air Force infiltration, zodiac drops, high altitude low opening jumps, and combat search and rescue. The overall objective of the campaign is to bring in new, motivated service members who are looking for a challenge that only the Air Force can provide them with.
If you think you have what it takes to join the U.S. Air Force Special Operations community, you can be directed to a recruiter by going to https://www.airforce.com/careers/ to view the pre-requisite requirements for entering their Special Operations community.
In the video featured in this article, the specialty for Combat Search and Rescue is shown. Members of a Para-rescue team fast rope onto an objective, and move to an injured person. Once they get to the target, they immediately begin rendering life-saving aid and prepare to move the individual for evacuation. It is important to note that the injury shown in this video is not real, and is a simulation used to help train the service members for actions they may need to conduct on the battlefield.
To become a Combat Rescue Officer, a bachelors degree is required. Also, service members looking to move down this career path are expected to have knowledge of principles and practices of personnel recovery, complete a number of required training courses, and meet the strict physical qualification for marine diving and parachutist duty while maintaining a combat ready status. They will also be required to complete and pass a Single Scope Background Investigation and Officer Training for the United States Air Force.
The job title of Combat Rescue Officer is described by the U.S. Air Force in the following paragraph. “When servicemen are injured and rendered immobile on the front lines, their life depends on a swift, effective evacuation. Responsible for organizing and strategizing recovery operations, Combat Rescue Officers provide the insights and skill essential for rescue missions to succeed. These highly capable and courageous Airmen not only train, equip and develop necessary survival skills in rescue personnel, but will often deploy into direct combat as a member of the rescue team themselves.”