War on Terror

Nine Eleven - The War on Terror

Desert Storm

Later, Pararescuemen were tasked with rescue missions involving downed aircrew members and injured combatants during United Nations operation “Desert Storm”. This action for the liberation of Kuwait again proved the value of the Air Force Pararescueman.

Among the missions performed by Pararescue was the rescue of a downed F-14 navigator in a very hostile area, and involved engaging and destroying enemy forces in very close proximity to the survivor.

Pararescue also provided extensive support for airlift operations providing humanitarian relief to Kurdish refugees fleeing into northern Iraq.