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 Senior Airman Thomas Spangler

40 years of Red Flag ends on high note

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., flies to the Nevada Test and Training Range during Red Flag 15-4, Aug. 25. With a...
 
 

Never underestimate your impact

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey — Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding...
 
 

Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. — I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but...
 

 

SECDEF visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks with Airmen from Nellis and Creech Air Force Bases during an all-call at the Lightning Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar on Nellis AFB, Nev., Aug. 26. Carter’s department is responsible for policy development, planning, resource management, fiscal, and program evaluations for the...
 
 

Air Force extends SAPR services to AF civilians

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a policy memo today allowing Air Force civilian employees who are victims of sexual assault to file restricted and unrestricted reports with their installation’s sexual assault response coordinator. The policy is effective immediately and allows SARCs and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocates to assist Air Force civilians...
 
 

TRICARE pharmacy rules changing for maintenance, brand-name drugs

WASHINGTON — TRICARE beneficiaries who take certain brand-name medications on a regular basis will be required to fill prescriptions at a military treatment facility or through a mail-in program beginning Oct. 1, a Defense Health Agency official said here Aug. 20. George Jones, DHA’s pharmacy operations division chief, said the new policy does not apply...
 




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=""> <s> <strike> <strong>