In the Deep End

A lifeguard buoy floats in the base pool during the 5th Medical Operation Squadron’s water extraction training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The lifeguard buoys are used to help keep the water rescue board afloat while the patient is being extracted from the water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

A lifeguard buoy floats in the base pool during the 5th Medical Operation Squadron’s water extraction training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The lifeguard buoys are used to help keep the water rescue board afloat while the patient is being extracted from the water. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron move a simulated patient during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. A water rescue board is used in conjunction with lifeguard buoys to keep the patient above water during the rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron move a simulated patient during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. A water rescue board is used in conjunction with lifeguard buoys to keep the patient above water during the rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

An Airman from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron swims to a simulated victim during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The training was to help prepare the team for the EMT Rodeo, an Air Force-level competition held at Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

An Airman from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron swims to a simulated victim during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The training was to help prepare the team for the EMT Rodeo, an Air Force-level competition held at Cannon AFB, N.M. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron swim to a simulated victim during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training demonstrated the team’s ability to perform a rescue while preventing further injury to the patient. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron swim to a simulated victim during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training demonstrated the team’s ability to perform a rescue while preventing further injury to the patient. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Ryan Praleikas (left), 5th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, plays the role of a drowning victim during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training demonstrated the team’s ability to perform a rescue while preventing further injury to the patient. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Ryan Praleikas (left), 5th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, plays the role of a drowning victim during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training demonstrated the team’s ability to perform a rescue while preventing further injury to the patient. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron move a simulated patient during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. A water rescue board is used in conjunction with lifeguard buoys to keep the patient above water during the rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron move a simulated patient during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. A water rescue board is used in conjunction with lifeguard buoys to keep the patient above water during the rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Staff Sgt. Jacob Alsteen, 5th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, untangles straps on a water rescue board during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water rescue board is used to immobilize a patient while keeping them above the surface of the water during a rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Robert Moon, 5th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, untangles straps on a water rescue board during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water rescue board is used to immobilize a patient while keeping them above the surface of the water during a rescue. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Ryan Praleikas, 5th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, plays the role of a drowning victim during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Senior Airman Ryan Praleikas, 5th Medical Operations Squadron emergency medical technician, plays the role of a drowning victim during training at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron prepare to practice their water extraction skills during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron prepare to practice their water extraction skills during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron extract a simulated patient during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The purpose of the training was to practice for the EMT Rodeo, an Air Force-level competition held at Cannon AFB, N.M. The 5th MDOS Airmen were hand-selected to represent Air Force Global Strike Command in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)
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Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron extract a simulated patient during training at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The purpose of the training was to practice for the EMT Rodeo, an Air Force-level competition held at Cannon AFB, N.M. The 5th MDOS Airmen were hand-selected to represent Air Force Global Strike Command in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Airmen from the 5th Medical Operations Squadron train to enhance water extraction skills at the base pool at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Aug. 10, 2016. The water extraction training involved performing emergency medicine on a simulated patient in a water environment. The purpose was to practice for the EMT Rodeo, an Air Force-level competition held at Cannon AFB, N.M. Five Airmen from the 5th MDOS were hand-selected to represent Air Force Global Strike Command in the competition. (U.S. Air Force photos/Airman 1st Class J.T. Armstrong)