Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 continues strong

PAC-T photo

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Maurice Bedard, 31st Rescue Squadron, participates in a simulated combat search and rescue mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. Through combined CSAR training, Pacific Thunder enhances the combat effectiveness between U.S. and South Korean air forces. Exercises like Pacific Thunder ensure the region remains ready to “Fight Tonight.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

PAC-T photo

The 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons from Kadena Air Base, Japan, simulate a combat search and rescue mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. Exercise Pacific Thunder originally started in 2009 as a one-week exercise between the 25th Fighter Squadron and the 33rd Rescue Squadron, but has since grown into a Pacific Air Forces level exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

PAC-T photo

U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Maurice Bedard, 31st Rescue Squadron, participates in a simulated combat search and rescue mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. Through combined CSAR training, Pacific Thunder enhances the combat effectiveness between U.S. and South Korean air forces. Exercises like Pacific Thunder ensure the region remains ready to “Fight Tonight.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

PAC-T photo

The 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons from Kadena Air Base, Japan, simulate a combat search and rescue mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. Exercise Pacific Thunder originally started in 2009 as a one-week exercise between the 25th Fighter Squadron and the 33rd Rescue Squadron, but has since grown into a Pacific Air Forces level exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

PAC-T photo

The 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons from Kadena Air Base, Japan, simulate a combat search and rescue mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. Exercise Pacific Thunder originally started in 2009 as a one-week exercise between the 25th Fighter Squadron and the 33rd Rescue Squadron, but has since grown into a Pacific Air Forces level exercise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

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A pararescueman from the 31st Rescue Squadron checks a simulated rescued pilot’s vital signs as part of Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. This exercise gives the 33rd and 31st Rescue Squadrons the opportunity to work with the 25th Fighter Squadron to train as realistically as possible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

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U.S. Air force 1st Lt. Lindsay Johnson, 25th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, plays as a downed pilot during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25, 2017. The overall objective of PAC-T is to prepare Pacific Air Forces combat search and rescue teams to accomplish their mission in any given scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

PAC-T photo

U.S. Air force 1st Lt. Lindsay Johnson, 25th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, plays as a downed pilot during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25, 2017. The overall objective of PAC-T is to prepare Pacific Air Forces combat search and rescue teams to accomplish their mission in any given scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

PAC-T photo

U.S. Air force 1st Lt. Lindsay Johnson, 25th Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, plays as a downed pilot during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25, 2017. The overall objective of PAC-T is to prepare Pacific Air Forces combat search and rescue teams to accomplish their mission in any given scenario. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Maurice Bedard, 31st Rescue Squadron, participates in a simulated combat search and rescue mission during Exercise Pacific Thunder 18-1 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Oct. 25 2017. Through combined CSAR training, Pacific Thunder enhances the combat effectiveness between U.S. and South Korean air forces. Exercises like Pacific Thunder ensure the region remains ready to “Fight Tonight.” (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Gwendalyn Smith)