31st RQS AFE ensure a soft landing for pararescuemen

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Mathew Michels, 31st Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment assistant NCOIC, retrieves a parachute from the Pacific Ocean during a pararescue training operation June 29, 2016, off the coast of Okinawa. The water-logged parachutes hauled in the from ocean can weigh up to 150 pounds, but must be cleaned and dried within two days to prevent corrosion and ensure the chutes’ effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

PHOTO BY: SrA Omari Bernard
VIRIN: 160629-F-ZC102-059.JPG
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