First to fight: Lethal, light
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Seth Allan, 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, gathers his parachute after performing a static-line airborne insertion at Alzey Dropzone, Flörsheim-Dalsheim, Germany, Sept. 30, 2020. IDMTs are an essential component for contingency response operations since they are trained on public health functions such as disease containment, field sanitation and the prevention of foodborne illnesses. Their expertise enables their units to continue operations in austere environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer)