Representative Martha McSally visits D-M


Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally speaks during an Air Force Reserve Command’s Junior Officer Leadership Development course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 8, 2015. The JOLD course is for lieutenants and captains and focuses on leadership, career development and force management.

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Casey Pearson, 306th Rescue Squadron combat arms NCO in charge, supervises 1st Lt. Elizabeth Wszalek, 932nd Airlift Wing executive officer, as she fires an M249 light machine gun, Feb. 6. Airmen from around the world were present at D-M to participate in a Junior Officer Leadership Development seminar.

Tech. Sgt. Lance Kleese, 306th Rescue Squadron survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, instructs an Airman on firing an M9 pistol. Combat arms firing was one of several activities that took place during a Junior Officer Leadership Development seminar. The Airmen were also able to fire an M4 rifle as well an M249 light machine gun.

Airmen wait for an HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter to land during a Junior Officer Leadership Development seminar. The Airmen were picked up by the helicopter after completing several activities to include combat arms firing, vehicle casualty extrication and neutralization of opposing forces.

Capt. James Owens, 306th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer, takes cover while an HH-60G Pavehawk helicopter takes off at Davis-Monthan. Prior to takeoff, Owens briefed the Junior Officer Leadership Development seminar participants about identifying location features for personnel rescue in the event of an aircraft ejection.

Tech. Sgt. Ricky Dunn, 306th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, prepares a pneumatic lifting bag for use during a simulated vehicle casualty. The extrication gave officers apart of a Junior Officer Leadership Development seminar the opportunity to properly recover a simulated casualty from under a disabled vehicle.