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  • Airmen conduct CSAR, personnel recovery training

    A U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II flies over Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, March 26, 2020. The A-10 aided in a simulated personnel recovery while also fighting off simulated opposition forces as part of a combat search and rescue training event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jacob T. Stephens)
  • Gaining the upper wing

    Today’s rapidly evolving global climate of war and continual growth in adversary capabilities continues to create and sustain challenges for the combat search and rescue mission. This has driven the 55th Rescue Squadron to re-think combat readiness training to better meet the demands of current and future conflicts.
  • SENTRY REX provides joint-service training opportunities

    Air Combat Command’s 552nd Operations Group led a joint-service exercise from Tinker Air Force Base January 14-17 focusing on Combat Search and Rescue mission integration. SENTRY REX 19-01 marks the first time in more than 20 years the 552nd OG has hosted such an exercise. A statement provided by the unit commander explained the exercise provided an opportunity for USAF and U.S. Army mission sets to be flexed to enhance Battle Management and Command and Control training in a controlled, realistic environment.
  • AF helicopter ‘hard crew’ formula improves cohesion, mission

    In the realm of team sports where expectations and the stakes to win are high, teams rely on continuity and chemistry to maximize their effectiveness and propel them to the top. Utilizing a similar game plan, operating as a ‘hard crew’, a team of Moody’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter aircrew recently unified and flew every mission together at Avon Park Air Force Range, Fla., to enhance their Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) capabilities so they will perform at their peak when it matters the most— when lives are on the line.
  • Air Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonuses

    The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program.
  • D-M wraps up first Red Flag-Rescue exercise

    U.S. Personnel Recovery and Combat Air Force assets from around the country convened at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., for the first execution of Red Flag-Rescue May 5-19.
  • Memorial celebrates fallen CRO

    More than 1,000 Airmen, family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes and honor the life of Capt. Mark Weber during a memorial service, March 21, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Weber, a Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) with the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), was killed in helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15.
  • Angel Thunder: Augmenting CSAR Readiness via Evolution

    Exercise ANGEL THUNDER, a personnel recovery exercise focusing on Combat Search and Rescue, began operations out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 4. The 2-week-long exercise will join personnel from the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines as well as personnel from Canada, France, Italy, and Poland to conduct training to prepare to support survivors, referred to as isolated personnel, in a deployed environment.
  • Moody CSAR helps Air Force Research Lab reduce risks

    The Air Force Research Laboratory from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and the Baltimore U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, recently observed the 347th Rescue Group’s Combat Search and Rescue mission.
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