55th Rescue Squadron works on basic helicopter maneuvering and combat readiness

A Russian MI-24 Hind gunship flies over Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The MI-24 joined the 55th Rescue Squadron to work on basic helicopter maneuvering and combat readiness in the fourth iteration of the 55th RQS phase training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
A Russian MI-24 Hind gunship flies over Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The MI-24 joined the 55th Rescue Squadron to work on basic helicopter maneuvering and combat readiness in the fourth iteration of the 55th RQS phase training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron, flies over Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The 55th RQS constantly trains to ensure combat readiness for any threat or near-peer adversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron, flies over Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The 55th RQS constantly trains to ensure combat readiness for any threat or near-peer adversary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A Russian MI-24 Hind gunship flies over Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The MI-24 joined the 55th Rescue Squadron to work on basic helicopter maneuvering and combat readiness in the fourth iteration of the 55th RQS phase training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A Russian MI-24 Hind gunship flies over Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The MI-24 joined the 55th Rescue Squadron to work on basic helicopter maneuvering and combat readiness in the fourth iteration of the 55th RQS phase training program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

An Airman from the 55th Rescue Squadron observes an HH-60G Pave Hawk at Ryan Airfield, Arizona, Nov. 20, 2019. The 55th RQS implemented and continues to build on the phase training program to stay ready for any near-peer adversary or threat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk sits on the flight line at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 19, 2019. The HH-60G is used is to conduct day and night personnel recovery operations in hostile environments to recover isolated personnel. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

Airmen assigned to the 355th Wing conduct pre-flight checks on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 19, 2019. Maintenance Airmen and flight crew are responsible for ensuring the aircraft is prepared and safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

U.S. Air Force Col. Jason Pifer, 563d Rescue Group commander, talks to Lt. Col Charles Redmond, 55th Rescue Squadron commander, about the 55th RQS phase training program at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 18, 2019. The 55th RQS phase training program focuses on the squadron’s combat readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk sits next to a Russian MI-24 Hind gunship at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 18, 2019. The 55th RQS trained with the MI-24s to prepare for helicopter to helicopter combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

Airmen from the 55th Rescue Squadron are briefed on the MI-24s capabilities and limitations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona, Nov. 18, 2019. The 55th RQS used these helicopters to train for helicopter to helicopter combat. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

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