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Two HH-60G Pave Hawks provide security for an HC-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 26th Rescue Squadron while simulated survivors are loaded after a training scenario during a combat search and rescue exercise in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The HC-130J replaced HC-130P/Ns as the only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. Its mission is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander directed recovery operations to austere airfields and denied territory for expeditionary, all weather personnel recovery operations to include airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling, and forward area ground refueling missions. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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HH-60 Pave Hawks assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron arrive at the site of a simulated aircraft crash site to provide personnel recovery operations and support for Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron on the ground assisting exercise players in an undisclosed location, Iraq, July 15, 2018. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron arrives at the site of a simulated aircraft crash site to provide personnel recovery operations and support for Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron on the ground assisting exercise players in an undisclosed location, Iraq, July 15, 2018. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron arrives at the site of a simulated aircraft crash site to provide personnel recovery operations and support for Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron on the ground assisting exercise players in an undisclosed location, Iraq, July 15, 2018. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Two HH-60G Pave Hawks provide security for an HC-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 26th Rescue Squadron while simulated survivors are loaded after a training scenario during a combat search and rescue exercise in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The HC-130J replaced HC-130P/Ns as the only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform in the Air Force inventory. Its mission is to rapidly deploy to execute combatant commander directed recovery operations to austere airfields and denied territory for expeditionary, all weather personnel recovery operations to include airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling, and forward area ground refueling missions.Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport exercise role players to an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of the various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treat wounds after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron arrives at the site of a simulated aircraft crash site to provide personnel recovery operations and support for Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron on the ground assisting role players in an undisclosed location, Iraq, July 15, 2018. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport exercise players to an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of the various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport exercise role players to an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of the various assets on a large scale .Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport exercise role players to an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training (CSAR) exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of the various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport exercise role players to an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training (CSAR) exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission tasking’s and utilization of the various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron uses a buzz saw to cut into a downed aircraft to reach survivors after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operations area are conducting operations supporting Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron provide scenario based medical aide to role players in a designated safe area following a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron provides scenario medical aide to a role player after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron pulls a role player after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron arrives at the site of a simulated aircraft crash site to provide personnel recovery operations and support for the Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, on the ground assisting the exercise role players at an undisclosed location, Iraq, July 15, 2018. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel during war. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron fills out survivors' causality cards on exercise role players to inform medics of their simulated injuries after an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise was conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of the various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treat a role player's simulated wounds after an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport role players to a holding area to later be airlifted by an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron prepare to transport a role player on a litter to a holding area to later be airlifted by an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron provide scenario medical aide to role players in a designated safe area following a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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An HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron arrives at the site of a simulated aircraft crash site to provide personnel recovery operations and support for Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron on the ground assisting exercise role players at an undisclosed location, Iraq, July 15, 2018. The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night personnel recovery operations into hostile environments to recover isolated personnel. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport exercise role players to an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 46th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue (CSAR) training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. The CSAR exercise is conducted to help validate required training to perform mission taskings and utilization of the various assets on a large scale. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport a role player to a holding area to later be airlifted after a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron transport role players to a holding area to later be airlifted as part of a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron assists a role player to a holding area to later be airlifted as part of a simulated aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treats a role player's simulated wounds as part of an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treats a role player's simulated wounds as part of an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treats a role player's simulated wounds in an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treat role players' simulated wounds as part of an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treats a role player's simulated wounds as part of an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Keith James)

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Battlefield Airmen assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treat role players' simulated wounds as part of an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron treats a role player's simulated wounds as part of an aircraft crash scenario during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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A Battlefield Airman assigned to the 52nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron escorts a role player to safety after attending to their simulated wounds in an aircraft crash during a combat search and rescue training exercise at a dirt landing strip in Iraq, July 15, 2018. Air Force Central Command's expeditionary rescue squadrons are organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum personnel recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations within the Central Command theater of operations. Battlefield Airmen assigned throughout the combined joint operational area conduct operations in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. CJTF- OIR aims to enable and equip local forces to take ISIS head on while leveraging Coalition nation airpower to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. (U.S. Air Force photo by SSgt Keith James)

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