Rescue teams hone skills during Pacific Thunder 16-2
An A-10 Thunderbolt II assigned to the 25th Fighter Squadron crests over a hill while providing air coverage for a combat search and rescue team during Exercise Pacific Thunder 16-2 in the Republic of Korea, July 19, 2016. The two-week long combined exercise is designed to train U.S. and ROK aircrews and commanders to validate tactics, techniques and procedures used for CSAR and suppression of enemy air defense. The units and aircraft involved in the exercise include A-10s and F-16 Fighting Falcons from the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; F-16s from the 8th Fighter Wing, Kunsan Air Base, ROK; HH-60 Pave Hawks, E-3 Sentrys, and a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 18th Wing, Kadena AB, Japan; and U-2 Dragon Ladys from 7th Air Force alongside more than 200 ROK air force personnel and 22 ROKAF aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo/Released)

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Photo by: Senior Airman Victor J. Caputo |  VIRIN: 160719-F-AM292-397.JPG