We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 16, 2011

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A pararescueman from the 920th Rescue Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., free falls from a HC-130P/N King refueling aircraft at 3,500 feet during a Cocoa Beach Air Show demonstration Nov. 4, 2011. The Cocoa Beach Air Show will feature 920th RQW Rescue Reservists, HC-130P/N King aircraft and HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters Nov. 5-6. Pararescuemen are able to perform life-saving missions in the world’s most remote areas, by air, land or water. (Courtesy photo/Mike Brown)


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