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An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron loads an HH-60 Pave Hawk’s machine gun with training rounds for a nighttime exercise, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron loads an HH-60 Pave Hawk’s machine gun with training rounds for a nighttime exercise, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The helicopters are equipped with rescue equipment that includes a hoist capable of lifting a 600-pound load from a hover height of 200 feet and a personnel locating system that is compatible with the PRC-112 survival radio, which can identify a survivor's location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron loads an HH-60 Pave Hawk’s machine gun with training rounds for a nighttime exercise, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron loads an HH-60 Pave Hawk’s machine gun with training rounds for a nighttime exercise, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The helicopters are equipped with rescue equipment that includes a hoist capable of lifting a 600-pound load from a hover height of 200 feet and a personnel locating system that is compatible with the PRC-112 survival radio, which can identify a survivor's location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An Airman with the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group prepares an HH-60 Pave Hawk for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An Airman with the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group prepares an HH-60 Pave Hawk for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The 1st ERQG provides combat search and rescue for Operation Inherent Resolve. The unit dates back to WWII and it was the first of their kind. It was known then as the 1st Emergency Rescue Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk takes off for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An HH-60 Pave Hawk takes off for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The primary mission of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct personnel recovery operations in hostile environments, though they also perform other military operations like civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk takes off for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An HH-60 Pave Hawk takes off for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The primary mission of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct personnel recovery operations in hostile environments, though they also perform other military operations like civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk takes off for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An HH-60 Pave Hawk takes off for a nighttime flight, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The primary mission of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct personnel recovery operations in hostile environments, though they also perform other military operations like civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot with the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group performs post-flight checks, July 5, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An HH-60 Pave Hawk pilot with the 1st Expeditionary Rescue Group performs post-flight checks, July 5, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The unit provides combat search and rescue in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Their helicopters are equipped with rescue equipment that includes a hoist capable of lifting a 600-pound load from a hover height of 200 feet and a personnel locating system that is compatible with the PRC-112 survival radio, which can identify a survivor's location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron directs an HH-60 Pave Hawk after landing, July 5, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron directs an HH-60 Pave Hawk after landing, July 5, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The primary mission of the HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct personnel recovery operations in hostile environments though they also perform other military operations like civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response and humanitarian assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron performs post-flight checks and maintenance on a C-130 Hercules, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron performs post-flight checks and maintenance on a C-130 Hercules, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The helicopters are equipped with rescue equipment that includes a hoist capable of lifting a 600-pound load from a hover height of 200 feet and a personnel locating system that is compatible with the PRC-112 survival radio, which can identify a survivor's location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)

An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron performs post-flight checks and maintenance on a C-130 Hercules, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.
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An Airman with the 801st Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron performs post-flight checks and maintenance on a C-130 Hercules, July 4, 2018, at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. The helicopters are equipped with rescue equipment that includes a hoist capable of lifting a 600-pound load from a hover height of 200 feet and a personnel locating system that is compatible with the PRC-112 survival radio, which can identify a survivor's location. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Krystal Wright)