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Rescue Rodeo

Operators carry a simulated victim to a rally point.

320th Special Tactics Squadron operators carry a simulated victim to a rally point on Camp Fuji, Japan, November 5, 2020. Exercises like these prepare operators to respond to rescue scenarios quickly and safely under unpredictable situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Avallone)

Operator draws blood from a simulated victim.

A 320th Special Tactics Squadron operator draws blood from a simulated victim found on Camp Fuji, Japan, November 5, 2020. The 320th STS ground team coordinated a ground search while the 459th Airlift Squadron searched from the air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Avallone)

Operators rappel from UH-1N Iroquois helicopter.

320th Special Tactics Squadron operators rappel from UH-1N Iroquois helicopter over Camp Fuji, Japan, November 5, 2020. The recent search and rescue training was conducted with both the 459th Airlift Squadron and 320th Special Tactics Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Avallone)

Flight engineer assesses an internal rescue hoist.

Staff Sgt. Zach Webster, 459th Airlift Squadron flight engineer, assesses an internal rescue hoist for simulation aboard UH-1N Iroquois helicopter over Sagami Depot, Sagamihara Japan, November 2, 2020. The forest penetrator rescue seat is a lifesaving device used to hoist personnel in rescue and recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Avallone)

Pilot adjusts UH-1N Iroquois helicopter controls while flying.

1st Lt. Jacob Taylor, 459th Airlift Squadron pilot, adjusts UH-1N Iroquois helicopter controls while flying over Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 2, 2020. The recent search and rescue training was conducted with both the 459th Airlift Squadron and 320th Special Tactics Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Avallone)

Pilots fly a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter during search and rescue training.

Capt. David Shadoin, left, and 1st Lt. Jacob Taylor, 459th Airlift Squadron pilots, fly a UH-1N Iroquois helicopter during search and rescue training over Yokota Air Base, Japan, November 2, 2020. Exercises like these prepare operators to respond to rescue scenarios quickly and safely under unpredictable situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jessica R. Avallone)

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