NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue

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Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue Team conducted training July 17 in and around Oak Harbor, Wash. Navy photojournalist MC1 Joan Jennings had the opportunity to go along for a ride and document the intense training these Sailors go through in order to live up to their motto of “So Others May Live”. For more information about NAS Whidbey Island’s SAR team, check out their website.

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NASWI) (July 17, 2013) (From left) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brian Casey and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue (SAR), perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (NASWI) (July 17, 2013) (From left) Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Brian Casey and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR), perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue (SAR) perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's  (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR), performs an assessment during a training rescue at their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR), performs an assessment during a training rescue at their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) (From left) Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard Bestwick, with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3) Search and Rescue (SAR) Model Manager Department, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's  (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR), perform medical attention during a training rescue at their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) (From left) Chief Hospital Corpsman Richard Bestwick, with Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Three (HSC-3) Search and Rescue (SAR) Model Manager Department, and Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brent McIntyre, assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s (NASWI) Search and Rescue (SAR), perform medical attention during a training rescue at their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island's Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (July 17, 2013) Sailors assigned Naval Air Station Whidbey Island’s Search and Rescue (SAR) descend in a MH-60 Knighthawk to perform a training rescue during their annual Search and Rescue Evaluation. The SAR evaluation benefits the command and the local community by evaluating SAR swimmers and to train them on updated procedures. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Joan E. Jennings/Released)

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