WHOOP, WHOOP, WHOOP -- the rotor blades of a UH-60 Blackhawk air ambulance blasts the dirt into dust at the bottom of a valley in Afghanistan.
It's about eight thousand miles from the balmy breezes of the Hawaiian islands to the gut wrenching visions of Watapur Valley in eastern Afghanistan. U.S. Army Sergeant Julia Bringloe, flight paramedic, adapts quickly to maneuvering a helicopter hoist rescue. This takes the ability to make quick decisions.
She adapts quickly to being shot at as well, while hovering ten feet off the rocky, arid ground.