Local

March 21, 2014

Combat Search, Rescue participate in Red Flag 14-2

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

A U.S. Air Force Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist (left), and a Belgian military member scan the area while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag exercises have evolved to include all aspects of air warfare including CSAR operations.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. lands at an extraction point while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Red Flag provides combat training in a degraded and operationally limited environment making the training missions as realistic as possible with-out actually being in combat. Practicing search and rescue operations in a training environment will improve efficiency and readiness for future real-world operations.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Capt. Beguin “Jeff” Jean-Francois, Belgian air force pilot, moves along a ditch while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Jean-Francois is acting as a shot down pilot in enemy territory that must reach an extraction point while avoiding contact with individuals acting as the enemy.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

A U.S. Air Force Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape specialist (right), Senior Captain Beguin “Jeff” Jean-Francois, a pilot with the Belgian air force (middle), and a Belgian military member (left), run to an HH-60G Pave Hawk assigned to the 66th Rescue Squadron, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. The three service members were running to the HH-60G to evacuate the area during a CSAR training mission. Training for CSAR missions is intended to increase the success rate of future real-world operations.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Capt. Beguin “Jeff” Jean-Francois, a pilot with the Belgian air force, communicates with a rescue aircraft while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Jean-Francois was acting as a pilot that had been shot down in enemy territory who must evade the enemy and reach an extraction point. Red Flag gives service members from various airframes, military services and allied nations the opportunity to work together in a realistic training environment.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Capt. Beguin “Jeff” Jean-Francois, a pilot with the Belgian air force, briefly rests in the shade of a rock while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Jean-Francois is acting as a pilot that has been shot down in enemy territory that must successfully reach an extraction point. Practicing CSAR operations and enemy evasion techniques in a training environment is intended to help increase the success rates of the real-world operations.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Capt. Beguin “Jeff” Jean-Francois, Belgian air force pilot, prepares to move to an extraction point while participating in a combat search and rescue exercise during Red Flag 14-2 March 11 on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Practicing CSAR operations in a training environment helps prepare search and rescue teams for future real-world operations.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

Senior Capt. Beguin “Jeff” Jean-Francois, a pilot with the Belgian air force, attempts to communicate with aircraft during Red Flag 14-2 March 11, 2014, on the Nevada Test and Training Range. Jean-Francois was acting as a pilot that had been shot down in enemy territory that must successfully evade the enemy and reach an extraction point. Red Flag brings military members from different units, branches and allied nations together in a training environment because they may have to work with one another in future real-world operations.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Re...
 
 

AF to change instructions for oaths

WASHINGTON — The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from...
 
 

Why I became a victim advocate for fellow Airmen

Editor’s note: Though the author chose to remain anonymous, this is the real story of one Airman’s experience with sexual assault. Be mindful that no two sexual assault stories are the same. If you, or anyone you know, has been or is currently a victim of any sexual crime, contact the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator...
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after hi...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15....
 
 

F-35 on time to deliver global security, Air Force official said

WASHINGTON — Work leading up the completion of the multinational F-35 program is largely on track, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office executive officer said in remarks during the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 15. Lt. Gen. Christopher Bogdan reported steady progress across all elements of...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin