There are 6 pouches to hold 40mm grenades or may be used as a compass or first aid pouch with snaps for closure. There are also 4 pouches, with silent hook for closure, to hold (2) .223 mags per pouch or a radio.
Widely used by USAF “Pararescue Jumper”.
Item Name Load Bearing Air Rescue Vest
Color Olive Drab
Date post 1996
Reference Link http://www.eagleindustries.com/ProdDisp.asp?PartNoID=239
US Air Force (USAF) Pararescue personnel assigned to Baghdad International Airport (BIAP), perform a hoist extraction of a survivor during an Urban Operations Training Exercise (UOTE) at the Maltz training site, in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM — Pararescuemen with the 301st Rescue Squadron return with a pilot after successfully rescueing him during an April 8 mission at a forward-deployed location in southern Iraq. Air Force pararescuemen, also known as PJs, are the only Department of Defense specialty specifically trained and equipped to conduct conventional or unconventional rescue operations. A PJ’s primary function is as a personnel recovery specialist, with emergency medical capabilities in humanitarian and combat environments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)