625 C Street Anchorage
Unseen focuses on the Alaska Air National Guard Rescue Squadron, the only military team in the United States whose daily mission includes both military and civilian search and rescue. This Anchorage based team is widely considered the busiest, most elite, and most versatile group of professional rescuers in the world. Despite that they are experts at saving lives, they are also highly specialized combatants. In other words, they are equally skilled in killing people. This dichotomy adds to the complexity of the job, and to the enigmatic nature of the people who do it for a living.
This project was generously supported by grants from the Rasmuson Foundation and the Alaska Humanities Forum.