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Inside Combat Rescue is a documentary series that airs on the National Geographic Channel. The show takes viewers inside a world of air combat. It captures the brave airmen of the United States Air force. This series was the first time the Air Force allowed cameras inside their daily practices. The Air Force encompasses highly skilled airmen who have a wide array of skills and practices, including advanced medical training. The U.S. airmen are documented through training, assignments, off-base activities and relationships. The heroic acts of these brave men define what real sacrifice comes with.

The show follows a squad called the Para-rescue Unit into combat inside the deadly war zone of Afghanistan for two months. The rescue men all have families at home who wait patiently for them to return home. Through it all, the men always have their children and wives on their minds. The rescue men dream of the day that they can return home to their families, but combat is a constant mission. A mission that involves sacrifice for the betterment of the nation. The Para-rescue men are on call whenever a soldier goes down in battle. This elite squad must come to their rescue no matter the risk, so that others may live.

The bad side of their jobs is to realize that not everyone is going to make it back home. So they prepare for these scenarios with much respect and honor. They send in a specific unit called the Cat Alpha Team for soldiers who are the most critically injured and need immediate attention. The rescue men have to work extremely fast with communicating information about a particular situation. This involves locations, extent of injuries and actively moving to get the wounded soldiers to the surgical team. Their number one goal is to keep the wounded soldiers alive until the medical team can work their magic. Inside Combat Rescue brings to light the realizations of the casualties of war. The show highlights the bravery and courage of these young men in the United States Air Force.

Inside Combat Rescue is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on February 18, 2013.

Where do I stream Inside Combat Rescue online? Inside Combat Rescue is available for streaming on National Geographic, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Inside Combat Rescue on demand at Amazon, iTunes online.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
2 Seasons, 10 Episodes
February 18, 2013
Action & Adventure Drama Kids & Family Military & War
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Inside Combat Rescue Full Episode Guide

  • The PJs face their worst "nightmares."

  • Everyday life for pararescuemen involves wounded soldiers, hot landing zones and inoperable weapons.

  • Ten people are in need of immediate rescue after an explosion occurs near Kandahar; an Afghan child with a gunshot wound is helped; and the team rushes to save an American triple amputee.

  • A PJ wants to prove himself; an injured Afghan civilian is rescued and transported to a hospital; the men of the 38th Rescue Squadron review their medical knowledge.

  • A gun breaks on a helicopter transporting two wounded Afghan allies, forcing the pilots to change their landing plans. Meanwhile, men on base deal with stress.

  • The PJs attempt to help an Afghan soldier with a severed leg, but enemy mines complicate matters. Elsewhere, blocked radio communications complicate a rescue involving several U.S. soldiers.

  • A rookie is put to the test when a soldier is clinging to life after being shot in the chest. Along with the more experienced PJs on board they race to perform a risky procedure to save the soldier.

  • Two American soldiers in Kandahar, Afghanistan who are in an active war zone get help from the United States Air Force pararescuemen in the premiere.

  • This special episode adds a unique firsthand perspective of the Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The elite Combat Rescue members of the U.S. Air Force , Pararescuemen, or PJs, have one mission: rescue American or Allied forces in extreme danger. For the first time in their history, the PJs allow camera crews to extensively cover their missions in Afghanistan. Inside Combat Rescue is the story of the lives of these elite airmen on and off the battlefield.