Davis-Monthan Airmen rescue

Maj. Nelson Bennet, a pilot assigned to the 79th Rescue Squadron, positions an HC-130J Combat King II behind a KC-135 Stratotanker for air-to-air refueling off the coast of Mexico May 3, 2014. Bennet and his crew transported U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 563rd Rescue Group to rescue two critically injured sailors aboard a Venezuelan fishing boat 1,100 nautical miles off the coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean. The teams flew nearly 11 hours, requiring the in-air refueling, before the pararescue forces parachuted into the ocean along with two inflatable zodiac boats and medical equipment to deliver lifesaving care. The KC-135 was flown by Airmen from the Arizona Air National Guard's 161st Air Refueling Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Adam Grant/Released)

May 04, 2014 2:53 pm  • 

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