U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Darnell (right), 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron team leader, and his teammates move a mock patient through an opening during a mission rehearsal in an excess structure at Bagram Air Field.
[2,3] U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Ryan Darnell, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pararescue team leader, monitors mock patient, Airman 1st Class Benjamin Martin, while the team prepares to extract him from the structure through a hole in the floor.
 U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Thomas Schalin hands Senior Airman Joseph Brady a backpack after pulling mock patient, Airman 1st Class Benjamin Martin, from a building during a mission rehearsal.
 U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jason Lee pulls himself out of a crawlspace as Senior Airman Joseph Brady secures equipment.
The mission rehearsal event allowed pararescuemen from the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron to hone their breaching, clearing, patient care and egress skills. Air Force rescue forces conduct combat search and rescue and personnel recovery operations. The 83rd ERQS partnered with Joint Task Force Trailblazer, U.S. Army 2nd Engineer Brigade, to use the structure prior to its scheduled deconstruction. Task Force Trailblazer is currently demolishing 50-70 wooden structures here each week as part of Operation Enduring Freedom retrograde operations.
(US Air Force photos by Major Brandon Lingle, 26 AUG 2014.)