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33rd RQS trains so that others may live

An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies over the Republic of Korea during a combat search and rescue training event

An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies over the Republic of Korea during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. Multiple HH-60 Pave Hawks worked in tandem to conduct the simulated rescue operation in order to cover more ground at the same time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

33rd Rescue Squadron Airmen prepares an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight during a combat search and rescue training event

33rd Rescue Squadron Airmen prepares an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The 33rd RQS is based out of Kadena Air Base where they conduct search and rescue training in order to fulfill their motto ‘That others may live.’ (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk executes a simulated airlift rescue mission during a combat search and rescue training event

An HH-60G Pave Hawk executes a simulated airlift rescue mission during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations in the midst of hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

33rd Rescue Squadron Airmen prepare for flight in a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue training event

33rd Rescue Squadron Airmen prepare for flight in a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. Multiple HH-60 Pave Hawks operate in tandem to conduct the simulated rescue operation in order to cover more ground at the same time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

Staff Sgt. Alejandro Menchaca, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, rolls up a rescue ladder into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue training event

Staff Sgt. Alejandro Menchaca, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, rolls up a rescue ladder into an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The Pave Hawk carries specialized search and rescue equipment to recover isolated personnel in hostile settings during war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

Capt. Marcus “Bear” Walker, 33rd Rescue Squadron helicopter pilot, checks on his crew during a combat search and rescue training event

Capt. Marcus “Bear” Walker, 33rd Rescue Squadron helicopter pilot, checks on his crew during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The Pave Hawk is a U.S. Army Black Hawk modified to support combat search and rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

Senior Airman Eaven Allison, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, looks out over the landscape from inside of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue training event

Senior Airman Eaven Allison, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, looks out over the landscape from inside of an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The training event was hosted and led Osan AB. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

Senior Airman Eaven Allison, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, takes notes during a combat search and rescue training event

Senior Airman Eaven Allison, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, takes notes during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. CSAR Airmen keep track of all communications during flying operations to ensure all mission details are conveyed correctly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

Staff Sgt. Alejandro Menchaca, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, looks for flanking HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters during a combat search and rescue training event

Staff Sgt. Alejandro Menchaca, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, looks for flanking HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. Multiple HH-60 Pave Hawks fly in tandem to cover more ground during simulated rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

Senior Airman Gaige Clidinst, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, searches for the rescue subject during a combat search and rescue training event
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Senior Airman Gaige Clidinst, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, searches for the rescue subject during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The training event involved multiple search and rescue teams across Pacific Air Forces as they all worked together to hone their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies over the Republic of Korea during a combat search and rescue training event
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk flies over the Republic of Korea during a combat search and rescue training event at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, October 14, 2021. The training event involved multiple search and rescue teams across Pacific Air Forces as they all worked together to hone their skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Douglas Lorance)

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