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During a helicopter rescue mission en route to a military hospital, Staff Sgt. Brandon Smith, a Pararescueman, or "PJ," of the 58th Rescue Squadron, treats an Afghan National Army soldier with a gunshot wound to the back, in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan, Thursday July 29, 2010. The PJs and helicopter aircrews are part of the U.S. Air Force's 451st Air Expeditionary Wing based at Kandahar Air Field, which provides a variety of air assets in southern Afghanistan.
(AP Photo / Brennan Linsley)