Hook‘Em Up, Get‘Em High: The vital role of 9th PSPTS in high-altitude ISR
Capt. Robert (left), 1st Reconnaissance Squadron U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, walks toward an aircraft to prepare for takeoff with the assistance from Airman 1st Class Gangyoung Seo, 9th Physiological Support Squadron (PSPTS) launch and recovery technician, Dec. 19, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Seo and the members of the Launch and Recovery Element are responsible for preparing a pilot for flight and ensure the full-pressure suit and life support systems are fully functional to sustain altitudes up to 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)