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377th ABW Command Team observes PJ/CRO training

Group of men look to the left.

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing installation commander, observes pararescuemen and combat rescue officer students mission planning during an immersion with the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 2, 2021. This immersion allowed Vattioni and Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Cates, 377th ABW command chief, to observe the extensive training required to become a PJ/CRO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick)

Man carries injured man around vehicle.

A student from the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron helps an injured Airman to safety during a rescue mission exercise at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 2, 2021. This exercise is a small portion of the extensive training PJ/CRO students endure before graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick)

Group of men drag injured man from inside aircraft.

Students from the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron tend to an injured Airman during a rescue mission exercise at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec 2, 2021. This exercise is a small portion of the extensive training PJ/CRO students endure before graduation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick)

Man shows woman a piece of medical equipment.

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Cates, 377th Air Base Wing command chief, learns about the medical techniques used by pararescuemen and combat rescue officer students during an immersion with the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec 2, 2021. During the immersion, Cates and Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th ABW installation commander, observed PJ/CRO students plan and execute a rescue mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Vattioni, 377th Air Base Wing installation commander, observes pararescuemen and combat rescue officer students mission planning during an immersion with the 351st Special Warfare Training Squadron at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., Dec. 2, 2021. This immersion allowed Vattioni and Chief Master Sgt. Stephanie Cates, 377th ABW command chief, to observe the extensive training required to become a PJ/CRO. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Karissa Dick)