Maj. Kyle Yates, 824th Base Defense Squadron commander, fast ropes out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast rope training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 24, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group used the training to evaluate its Advanced Skills Training program which allows them to operate in places other security forces units cannot. The Advanced Skills Training program includes preparing Airmen for Army Ranger and Jungle training as well as Air Assault, rappelling and fast-rope master, Pathfinder, and sharpshooter programs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Faith Brodkorb)
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820th BDG evaluates advanced skills program

Maj. Kyle Yates, 824th Base Defense Squadron commander, fast ropes out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron during fast rope training at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, July 24, 2020. The 820th Base Defense Group used the training to evaluate its Advanced Skills Training program which allows them to operate in places other security forces units [Read More …]

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Austin Burke, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk gunner, uses a communication tool during a combat search and rescue exercise at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, June 10, 2020. Burke was one of two simulated isolated personnel that were rescued during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
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Night CSARTF

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Austin Burke, 55th Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk gunner, uses a communication tool during a combat search and rescue exercise at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, June 10, 2020. Burke was one of two simulated isolated personnel that were rescued during the exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)

Feco, a Hungarian Vizsla single purpose bomb dog and members of the U.S. Coast Guard District 11 Maritime Safety and Security Team, prepare for a helicopter hoist training operation at the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, June 15, 2020. California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing train regularly with the Coast Guard to assist with hoist operation proficiency. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Ray Aquino)
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HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter hoist training

Feco, a Hungarian Vizsla single purpose bomb dog and members of the U.S. Coast Guard District 11 Maritime Safety and Security Team, prepare for a helicopter hoist training operation at the 129th Rescue Wing, Moffett Air National Guard Base, California, June 15, 2020. California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing train regularly with the Coast Guard to assist [Read More …]

Master Sgt. Dan, 301st Rescue Squadron Special Mission Aviator, looks at the camera inside an HH-60G Pave Hawk on May 30, 2020 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Special Missions Aviators perform essentially all other tasks other than piloting the aircraft, including acting as Flight Engineer, Loadmaster, Aerial Gunner, Navigator, Weapons System Specialist, Electronic Warfare Officer, Radio Operator, Sensor Operator and Combat Systems Officer. The 301st RQS, 920th Rescue Wing, operates the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, conducting both peacetime and combat search-and-rescue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Kelly Goonan)
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Return to Human Spaceflight to U.S. Soil

Master Sgt. Dan, 301st Rescue Squadron Special Mission Aviator, looks at the camera inside an HH-60G Pave Hawk on May 30, 2020 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Special Missions Aviators perform essentially all other tasks other than piloting the aircraft, including acting as Flight Engineer, Loadmaster, Aerial Gunner, Navigator, Weapons System Specialist, Electronic Warfare Officer, Radio Operator, Sensor Operator [Read More …]

Airmen assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron fly in an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 15, 2020, near Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen with the 41st RQS specialize in combat rescue of downed aircrews using night vision goggles, low-level formation, air refueling and survivor recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg)
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Pave Hawk crews conduct training

Airmen assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron fly in an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 15, 2020, near Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen with the 41st RQS specialize in combat rescue of downed aircrews using night vision goggles, low-level formation, air refueling and survivor recovery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hayden Legg)