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Joint forces perform CSAR over the NTTR

A simulated injured pilot calls for rescue on the Nevada Test and Training Range, during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission, March 8, 2017. CSAR is a search and rescue operation that is carried out within or near combat zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A simulated injured pilot calls for rescue on the Nevada Test and Training Range, during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission, March 8, 2017. CSAR is a search and rescue operation that is carried out within or near combat zones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A Navy UH-60 Blackhawk flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, looking for a downed pilot during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission, March 8, 2017. A CSAR mission may be carried out by a task force of helicopters, ground-attack aircraft, aerial refueling tankers and an airborne command post. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A Navy UH-60 Blackhawk flies over the Nevada Test and Training Range, looking for a downed pilot during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission, March 8, 2017. A CSAR mission may be carried out by a task force of helicopters, ground-attack aircraft, aerial refueling tankers and an airborne command post. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pararescueman provides cover as a simulated injured pilot is recovered during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. Air Force pararescuemen are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery, to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A pararescueman provides cover as a simulated injured pilot is recovered during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. Air Force pararescuemen are the only Department of Defense elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery, to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Pararescuemen examine a simulated downed pilot during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. Red Flag provides combat training in a degraded and operationally limited environment making the training missions as realistic as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Pararescuemen examine a simulated downed pilot during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. Red Flag provides combat training in a degraded and operationally limited environment making the training missions as realistic as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Pararescuemen carry a simulated downed pilot to a U.S. Navy UH-60 Blackhawk during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. The mission of pararescue is to rescue, recover, and return American or Allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

Pararescuemen carry a simulated downed pilot to a U.S. Navy UH-60 Blackhawk during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. The mission of pararescue is to rescue, recover, and return American or Allied forces in times of danger or extreme duress. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A Navy UH-60 Blackhawk flies after recovering a simulated injured pilot during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. Search and rescue operations during Red Flag improve efficiency and readiness for future real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

A Navy UH-60 Blackhawk flies after recovering a simulated injured pilot during a Red Flag 17-2 combat search and rescue mission on the Nevada Test and Training Range, March 8, 2017. Search and rescue operations during Red Flag improve efficiency and readiness for future real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum/Released)

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. --

Combat search and rescue is an operation that is carried out within or near combat zones.

A CSAR mission may be carried out by a task force of helicopters, ground-attack aircraft, aerial refueling tankers and an airborne command post.

Search and rescue operations during Red Flag improve efficiency and readiness for future real-world operations.