The 83rd ERQS Story：Joint Personnel Recovery
As a paratrooper of Bagram, the main task is to save lives inevitably. People had a bad day in the war, and their job was to go there and save people’s lives at all times and in all circumstances. This is our first joint air force and army search and rescue operation in Afghanistan.
For those who have a daily mission, they can take a break more easily, or they can fight harder, knowing that they have a group of highly motivated people back here who risk entering Bagram, a particular area of operations. CH-47 or the army’s branch slave is the best platform to carry out this task.
All the aircrews solemnly swear that if you come down, you will have the assets to come to you. This is a pair of rest. These vows are what we have taken, and we attach great importance to them. The advantage of integrating the Chinooks with a pair of rescuers into the Rescue Squadron rather than other fuselages is the space at high altitudes in Afghanistan.
Bagram is surrounded by snow mountains 12 to 13000 feet, and planes must fly across or across Afghanistan every day. If someone is on the mountain, they need to rise from the mountain because there is no suitable landing area. Their aircraft has the ability to maintain a steady hovering. Many planes could not do this. Chinook had the same strength.
Like it, it allows us to reach a very high altitude without reducing power margin. Large-scale casualty operations are inherent risks in Afghanistan as you rise at high altitudes. That’s a good thing about 247 because I can pick up most people on a trip because they can carry multiple patients on a plane and get them treated.
We can fill the entire aircraft without reaching its weight limit. 47 allows us more space for the PJ to operate around the patient, giving better care when the injury occurs. On the cold steel table on our table, we try to finish it in an hour. The simplest way is to move as many people as possible at the same time if someone is there. Afghanistan needs flying or flying rescue. You can put more fares and peppermint in the plane, and you can provide better assistance.
We can carry everything they need to carry on the battlefield, which is not a problem for CH-47. Chinooks can easily be competent for what we are doing. They have the ability to load patience and pull power. Chinuk brought many abilities to combat at tactical level. PJ and the army work seamlessly together. This is what we have been doing for many years. We need that aircraft to get to places that we couldn’t get before. 47, and the relationship between the army and the air force can achieve this.