Fishing vessel rescue
Petty Officer Second Class Carlos Figueroa, a C-130 navigator, prepares for a mission from FOL Manta, Ecuador. The petty officer, who is fluent in Spanish, maintained radio communication with an Ecuadorian fishing vessel in distress for seven hours during a June 2 mission. The C-130 crew is deployed here from Air Station Clearwater, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Beth Woodward)

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Photo by: st Lt. Beth Woodward |  VIRIN: 090604-F-8458W-002.JPG