A day in the life of a Pave Hawk

An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by the 56th Rescue Squadron flies across the Italian Dolomites at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and a forward looking infrared system that greatly enhance night low-level operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by the 56th Rescue Squadron flies across the Italian Dolomites at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and a forward looking infrared system that greatly enhance night low-level operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by the 56th Rescue Squadron flies across the Italian Dolomites at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and a forward looking infrared system that greatly enhance night low-level operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter operated by the 56th Rescue Squadron flies across the Italian Dolomites at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and a forward looking infrared system that greatly enhance night low-level operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Drew Marquis, a crew chief from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, waits for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The Pave Hawk is a twin-engine medium-lift helicopter operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Drew Marquis, a crew chief from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, waits for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The Pave Hawk is a twin-engine medium-lift helicopter operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Drew Marquis (right), a crew chief from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, talks to U.S. Air Force Captain Keoki Kimzin (left), an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot, before takeoff at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The Pave Hawk is a twin-engine medium-lift helicopter operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Drew Marquis (right), a crew chief from the 31st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 56th Helicopter Maintenance Unit, talks to U.S. Air Force Captain Keoki Kimzin (left), an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot, before takeoff at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The Pave Hawk is a twin-engine medium-lift helicopter operated by Air Combat Command, Pacific Air Forces, Air Education and Training Command, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

U.S. Air Force Captain Keoki Kimzin, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot from the 56th Rescue Squadron, poses for a photo as he prepares for takeoff at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations int hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)
U.S. Air Force Captain Keoki Kimzin, an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter pilot from the 56th Rescue Squadron, poses for a photo as he prepares for takeoff at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations int hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Boehlein, a special mission aviator from the 56th Rescue Squadron, reviews forms prior to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The aircraft forms binder ensured there were no grounding write ups and the aircraft was safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Boehlein, a special mission aviator from the 56th Rescue Squadron, reviews forms prior to take off at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The aircraft forms binder ensured there were no grounding write ups and the aircraft was safe to fly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

Four HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters assigned to the 31st Operations Group sit on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
Four HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters assigned to the 31st Operations Group sit on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron taxis on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The 510th was inactivated in April 1994 and reactivated at Aviano on July 1, 1994 as the 510th FS "Bosnia Buzzards" flying the General Dynamics/Lockheed F-16CG Viper. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon from the 510th Fighter Squadron taxis on the flight line at Aviano Air Base, Italy, Dec. 3, 2019. The 510th was inactivated in April 1994 and reactivated at Aviano on July 1, 1994 as the 510th FS “Bosnia Buzzards” flying the General Dynamics/Lockheed F-16CG Viper. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever).

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