303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron Special Mission Aviator inspects Tail Motor on HH-60 Pave Hawk
Time is of the essence when it comes to someone sustaining life-threatening injuries in a deployed location. With the capabilities provided by a combat search and rescue team, time is on their side knowing they are there when we need them the most.
There is a team made entirely of Alaska Air National Guard Airmen, who are trained to take any lead during rescue operations in order to report, locate, support, and recover isolated personnel to save lives by placing others before themselves.
Tactical Air Control Party members who are attached to the 2-16th Infantry Battalion conduct training such as fast rope, air-to-ground, close combat attack, and hoisting training.
The 81st Expeditionary Rescue Squadron conducted a night mission to conduct simultaneous aerial re-fueling of two HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters that were conducting training mission in Djibouti Africa.
Preparing for a deployment can be a challenging, stressful and exciting task. There are multiple check lists to finish, appointments, briefings and goodbyes to make.