by SSgt Evelyn Chavez

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Derek Hemerick, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, 455 Air Expeditionary Wing pararescueman, watches out the door of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, May 5, 2014. The squadron participated in a training scenario where a vehicle simulated striking an Improvised Explosive Device. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


The Guardian Angels' mission is unique and heroic. Having the opportunity to fly with them was one of the greatest feelings, and being able to showcase what these Airmen do for our country is a great honor.