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First Lt. Sky Lesh, 25th Fighter Squadron pilot, operates an emergency radio while waiting for an Air Force rescue team to pick him up during Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 in the Republic of Korea, July 19, 2016. This two-week long exercise is designed to train and validate tactics, techniques and procedures for combat search and rescue and air suppression of enemy defenses. Lesh acted as a downed pilot for a combat search and rescue training mission, involving rescue personnel deployed here from other Pacific Air Forces units working with Team Osan. This photo has been edited for privacy reasons. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo/Released)


Rescue teams hone skills during Pacific Thunder 16-2

First Lt. Sky Lesh, 25th Fighter Squadron pilot, operates an emergency radio while waiting for an Air Force rescue team to pick him up during Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 in the Republic of Korea, July 19, 2016. This two-week long exercise is designed to train and validate tactics, techniques and procedures for combat search and rescue and air suppression of enemy defenses. Lesh acted as a downed pilot for a combat search and rescue training mission, involving rescue personnel deployed here from other Pacific Air Forces units working with Team Osan. This photo has been edited for privacy reasons. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo/Released)

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