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Shane A. Cuomo

A U.S. Force pararescueman surveys his area during a training scenario at an undisclosed U.S. location during exercise Patriot Archangel, Oct. 17, 2009. The exercise hones Guardian Angel combat operations in simulated hostile urban environments and increases combat effectiveness for pararescuemen. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo

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:iconwillrex69:
willrex69 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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mark141 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
isn't that a USMC patch on his arm?
I'm just asking because I am in no means an expert on the subject
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He spit on that car......Then it exploded....
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:iconelectrojag:
electrojag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
I see scissors in his vest. he better not run. Jk
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Alexander-Brandt Featured By Owner May 2, 2013   Writer
Nice to see the Air Force getting some much needed love. Don't get me wrong, the Army deserves all the love in the world, but the Air Force deserves no less.

(Except for the Coast Guard :P)
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Loungedy Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awesome work!
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Craig-Larsen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work has been featured here.[link]
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trunsako9 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Can someone answer me what he's using simple Office Scissors for O.o? Cutting detonation wires....?

Awesome picture though.
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RyanRyzzo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They're not simple. Well, he's rescue so there's first aid involved. Scissors to cut open uniforms, straps and such to get to the injury. Safer than knifing your way through. And also for other things.
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trunsako9 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Oh I see now. The scissors are curved differently than a normal pair of scissors.
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:iconelectrojag:
electrojag Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
And real sharp. I have seen first aid scissors before. they can cut fast for a good reason.
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PaulDub-u Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Just recently watched, making the cut series, and the pararescue episode seemed to be the most full on.
whatever gear he is rocking, if he went through that elimination process to get there.. he deserves everyone respect.

Good photo, i actually notice his gaze into the camera more than a dual tone weapon..

Asianguy78, where's your gallery ? ;)
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Asianguy78 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
The gear is still great though, for whatever it is. I have family in the military, so I know GI Standard fairly well.
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GI standard is for the regular grunts and Marines, PJs get the same cool toys as the rest of SOCOM
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Asianguy78 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
He isn't enlisted. No one in the military would be carrying an Avtomat rifle into combat as a sidearm, nor have an M4 like that. The common issued M4 has nothing more than an ACOG type scope, or aimpoint manufactured scope, a foregrip, and PEQ box (They sometimes have M203's). They don't use stocks like that, and even if they did, they're usually not in dual tone, like tan black, or OD. He has a MAGPUL magazine in his gun, and the military only uses STANAG type magazines like the rest of the world with 5.56NATO rounds. I assume he's using the flaming car as an advantage to make you think he's in Afghan. I don't know whether it's photoshopped, or a broken car they found that was set on fire purposely. I guarantee your not gonna see anyone in the field with... a paintball AK at all. I don't know if it's you, but that guy is not in the Air Force, or any other branch applicable.
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Urecht Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Listen kid, the military allows certain level customizaton with our weapons. They DO issue Magpull magazines, I have three. The dual tone butt stocks, you can get those too. The fact that the Para-Rescue is also considered a Special Operations Force would allow them to do and get whatever they damn well chose in regards to weapons and modifications. Also, if you'd have read the description, you'd know EXACTLY what was going on and that they never claimed to be in a combat zone, it's training. You would be surprised what we carry in training to create effective simulation.
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MilitaryPhotos Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
He is enlisted, he is a USAF Pararescueman. That was not combat it was a training scenario.
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KINGRIEVOUS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
and thats what happens when someone in the air force spits on a car! XD
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loksan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i laughed when i say that blue scissors... HAHA!
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konfoozled-asian Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
It's an anti-riot system...I'm thinking pepperball rounds. My dad was riot police in Seattle and they had similar systems although they didn't look like ak's
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highlessness Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
both the ak47 and the pair of scissors on his vest are making this picture somehow funny I guess
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
It's not "ak47".
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Hajdarevic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
It's a modified AK.
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:iconhighlessness:
highlessness Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
sorry it is a tippman airgun but it is still made to look like ak47 isnt it.
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Not really. AK-47 is a very old design, this looks like a modern gun (even more modern than AK-103 for example, with just old-style wooden parts). Why is this guy carrying a BB gun in what looks like a war zone anyway?
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Urecht Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Gargu, it's a non-lethal weapon designed for crowd control and to be implemented in the Escalation of Force rules all Soldiers/Airmen/Sailors/Marines know and follow. The weapon itself is modified to look like a generic AK, most likely for the intimidation factor.
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Gargu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
What is it doing? Gas gun?
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:iconurecht:
Urecht Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it's a gas gun. It fires nonlethal rounds capable incapacitating people.
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Vaders-Fist-1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Student Artist
cooli
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KravinMorhead Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Looks like MultiCam has been authorized throughout the Armed Forces a bit more often than I thought...
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:iconthegunner:
thegunner Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why does he have an AK47 as well as the M4?
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
This is not AK47.
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:iconthegunner:
thegunner Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
on his back
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
I said, this is not not AK47.
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:iconthegunner:
thegunner Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then what is it mr smarty pants?
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:icongargu:
Gargu Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I don't know, some kind of modern, brand-new rifle. [link] Or maybe for you he's carrying "M16" too.
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theguywholives Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
Wrong, it appears to be a paintball gun, but is still and AK47. It says "Tippman" on the side of it. Not a "new rifle"
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Gargu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
So it's not a rifle at all. And not AK47 too.

Is, say, AK74, or AK103, also an "AK47" to you? Anything AK? How about, say, Beryl, or Type81?
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:iconthegunner:
thegunner Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whatever
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FrontlineArtist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
The AK47 an air gun (Tippman 98 my guess) you can see the bottle and a pipe across the handle and magazine, probily for roits but why its has AK-47 part i have no idea.
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:iconthegunner:
thegunner Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah you are right, i did not see the gas bottle
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jamesraymor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the red laced hiking boots.
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DavidsPixels Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Those are Italian Asolo Fugitive Gtx boots around $180 - real tough and comfortable, with waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX lining.

here's a link
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krickettt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Wow, he's got a lot of expensive and nice gear.
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NewLondenion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that guy looks to be USAF Pararescue.

Badass!
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MilitaryPhotos Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
You are correct!
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