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Air Commandos perform water rescue training

Pararescuemen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron fly in a CV-22 Osprey to over New Mexico July 23, 2019. The members practiced water-based aerial extraction at Ute Lake with members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Pararescuemen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron fly in a CV-22 Osprey to over New Mexico July 23, 2019. The members practiced water-based aerial extraction at Ute Lake with members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Staff Sgt. Joe, 26th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuman, rappels from a CV-22 Osprey with the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 23, 2019. The training tested the air-to-land capabilities of the pararescuemen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Staff Sgt. Joe, 26th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuman, rappels from a CV-22 Osprey with the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., July 23, 2019. The training tested the air-to-land capabilities of the pararescuemen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Pararescuemen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron speak amongst themselves after a training exercise at Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. The members performed training during the day and night, to test their rescue capabilities under different environmental circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Pararescuemen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron speak amongst themselves after a training exercise at Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. The members performed training during the day and night, to test their rescue capabilities under different environmental circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Senior Airman Jacob Bland, 20th Special Operations Squadron lead flight engineer, operates a winch to lift members of the 26th Special Tactics from Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. The members performed both day and night operation training during the day and night, to test capabilities under difficult environmental circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Senior Airman Jacob Bland, 20th Special Operations Squadron lead flight engineer, operates a winch to lift members of the 26th Special Tactics from Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. The members performed both day and night operation training during the day and night, to test capabilities under difficult environmental circumstances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Staff Sgt. Joe, 26th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuman, prepares to be hoisted from the water at Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. The training focused on water-based aerial extraction with members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Staff Sgt. Joe, 26th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuman, prepares to be hoisted from the water at Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. The training focused on water-based aerial extraction with members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Sherman, 20th Special Operations Squadron evaluator flight engineer, and Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bostwick, 20th Special Operations Squadron instructor flight engineer, lower a hoist cable to waiting 26th Special Tactics Squadron members below at Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. During the training, members practiced rappelling from the aircraft and being hoisted into it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

Tech. Sgt. Joseph Sherman, 20th Special Operations Squadron evaluator flight engineer, and Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bostwick, 20th Special Operations Squadron instructor flight engineer, lower a hoist cable to waiting 26th Special Tactics Squadron members below at Ute Lake, N.M., July 23, 2019. During the training, members practiced rappelling from the aircraft and being hoisted into it. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- Pararescuemen from the 26th Special Tactics Squadron fly in a CV-22 Osprey to over New Mexico July 23, 2019. The members practiced water-based aerial extraction at Ute Lake with members of the 20th Special Operations Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Vernon R. Walter III)