Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 Conducts Search, Rescue Exercise

A Japanese service member with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 rescues a simulated casualty during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
A Japanese service member with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 rescues a simulated casualty during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

A Japanese service member with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 rescues a simulated casualty during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

Rear Adm. Carl Lahti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Japan, flies in a ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft during sea rescue training off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
Rear Adm. Carl Lahti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Japan, flies in a ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft during sea rescue training off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

Japanese pilots with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 land a ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft during sea rescue training off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
Japanese pilots with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 land a ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft during sea rescue training off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 conduct a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 conduct a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Carl Lahti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces, watches a search and rescue exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Carl Lahti, commander of U.S. Naval Forces, watches a search and rescue exercise with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 organize gear during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 organize gear during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 return from a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 return from a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

A Japanese service member with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 rescues a simulated casualty during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
A Japanese service member with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 rescues a simulated casualty during a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

A Japanese pilot with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 flips a switch on a ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft while conducting sea rescue training off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
A Japanese pilot with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 flips a switch on a ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft while conducting sea rescue training off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

U.S. and Japanese service members pose for a photo at the conclusion of a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
U.S. and Japanese service members pose for a photo at the conclusion of a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of MCAS Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 debrief a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)
Japanese service members with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71 debrief a search and rescue training exercise off the coast of Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Oct. 5, 2021. The exercise demonstrated Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Air Rescue Squadron 71’s ability to quickly respond to crisis and showcased the aircraft’s air-sea rescue capabilities. All flight operations at MCAS Iwakuni are necessary to maintain a high level of readiness and the sustainment of military operations in support of the U.S.-Japan Alliance. (U. S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Mitchell Austin)

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