Friday, Dec. 2, 2016

turkey shoot tests search and rescue skills

A C-130J assigned to the 19th Airlift Wing enters the assessment area during a search and rescue exercise as part of a Turkey Shoot competition Nov. 17 at Lake Ouachita. Each aircraft had 30 minutes to search the area, locate the objective and drop supplies nearest to the target. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Sommer Giron)

Today’s U.S. Air Force operates with a small, but highly skilled, work force. Less than one percent of the U.S. population volunteers to enlist or commission in the military. Statistics show 19.1 percent of those service members are women, and only 0.6 percent of all service members are Native American.

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