Master Sgt. Chris Banks, a medic with the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, shouts instructions while attending to injured village members on a Mi-17 helicopter, Jan. 24, 2012. Due to the severity of the injuries, Banks relayed the need for immediate ambulatory services at the landing zone to the aircrew. American and Afghan Airmen conducted a rescue mission in the Badakshan province; Afghanistan after an avalanche trapped and injured members of Shewa Village.
(U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo, 438th Air Expeditionary Wing (DVIDS))