Published June 02, 2015
Battlefield Airmen are extensively-trained, volunteer Airmen who provide unique air and space power expertise in a land combat environment, often far into hostile territory. This small, mostly enlisted group is essential to the Air Force mission, providing a key link between the air and ground. (U.S. Air Force photo)
A pararescue jumper, equipped with night vision goggles, scans the Iraqi terrain during a combat search and rescue rehearsal mission Feb. 24 outside Balad Air Base, Iraq. He and his teammates use these rehearsal missions to stay proficient. They are assigned to the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr.)
Battlefield Airmen typically carry magnetic compasses like the one here. This is a lensatic compass, which can be aimed a distant point to determine direction (north is 0 degrees, east is 90 degrees, south is 180 degrees, and west is 270 degrees).
DAYTON, Ohio - A portion of the Warrior Airmen exhibit on display in the Cold War Gallery at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is located at:
1100 Spaatz Street
Wright-Patterson AFB OH 45433
(near Dayton, Ohio)