Gear in the Wild: The many uses of a good rope

An Air Force Special Tactics Airman with the 24th Special Operations Wing rappels into the Al-Badia Cave Complex during a personnel rescue mission for Eager Lion on May 13, 2017, in Mafraq Province, Jordan. Special Tactics teams have the ability to conduct personnel recovery missions, from rapid mission planning to technical rescue, treatment and exfiltration. With in-depth medical and rescue expertise along with their deployment capabilities, ST Airmen are able to perform rescue missions in the world’s most remote areas.

U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Ryan Conroy

To learn more about what it takes to become an Air Force Special Tactics Officer, watch the video below: