353rd CTS, 210th RQS team up with A-10 pilot for RF-A 16-2 personnel recovery mission
A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter assigned to the Alaska Air National Guard's 210th Rescue Squadron Detachment 1 departs an extraction point with an A-10 pilot safely on board as an A-10 Thunderbolt II loiters nearby to provide close air support as part of a personnel recovery exercise June 14, 2016, at a training site inside the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex, during RED FLAG-Alaska (RF-A) 16-2. The 210th RQS Det 1, based at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, is one of many U.S. and partner nation units participating in RF-A 16-2, a Pacific Air Forces commander-directed exercise that allows commanders to train for full spectrum engagements in the largest instrumented air, ground and electronic combat training range in the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Karen J. Tomasik)