10 Jul '18, 4pm

#pararrescue airmen helped save #ThaiCaveResue kids

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — Dozens of U.S. military personnel, including pararescue airmen based in Okinawa, were part of a multinational effort that saved 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. The final boy and his coach were rescued Tuesday. State Department spokesman Steve Castonguay in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand, where the operation unfolded, said in an email Tuesday that Thai authorities had the lead with about 40 American servicememebers in support. “The U.S. team here consists of a survival specialist and pararescue specialists trained in personnel recovery techniques and procedures, as well as their support personnel,” he said. The group also included Army personnel from a civil military support element, he said. U.S. Special Operations Command tweeted photographs Tuesday of American servicemembers working on the rescue operations...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/okinawa-based-special-operations-...

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