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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)
  • Rescue helicopter pilots showcase VR capability to ACC leadership

    Helicopter pilots and special mission aviators from the 41st Rescue Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, performed a demonstration of a virtual reality (VR) training system here for Air Combat Command leadership July 8, 2019, as part of a squadron-led innovation showcase.
  • 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.
  • Airmen partner toward quicker deployments

    Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23d Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
  • 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.
  • Joint forces perform CSAR over the NTTR

    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.
  • 48th RQS maintains AIE proficiency

    Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron took part in alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016.  The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel
  • 347th OSS Airmen reinforce skills through TCCC

    Two independent duty medical technicians from the 347th Operations Support Squadron at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., completed a tactical combat casualty care (TCCC) course, Sept. 21-22, here. U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jose Oregon and Senior Airman Michael Triana learned advanced instructor techniques and brushed up on their own medical skills during the two-day course and plan to start a similar training program at Moody for the battlefield Airmen in the 347th Rescue Group. By Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan, 23d Wing Public Affairs
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