Staff Sgt. Chris Valdez, a 1-228th Aviation Regiment Charlie Company flight medic, waits for supplies to be unloaded from the UH-60 Blackhawk that was used in the rescue of Aaron Rose, a U.S. citizen stranded 18 miles off the coast of Roatan. Valdez hoisted the victim out of the water after he had been floating for more than 15 hours at sea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica Condit)


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