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STS Airman earns distinguished rescue award

NEAR AN'GANG, Republic of Korea -- Senior Airmen Salvatore Portelli, a pararescueman from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, and a simulated wounded aircrew member are hoisted into a UH-60 Blackhawk from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade from U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys during a combat search and rescue exercise here March 26. The scenario is part of the 353rd Special Operations Group's annual operational readiness exercise. Airman Portelli recently won the Air Rescue Association 2010 Richard T. Kight Award .The award is named in honor of Brig. Gen. Richard T. Kight, the first commander of the Air Rescue Service, and is presented annually to recognize an active duty or reserve component member who has contributed to the overall effectiveness of the rescue mission area through management, innovation or other outstanding achievement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cram)

PHOTO BY: Tech. Sgt. Aaron Cram
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