34th WS load HH-60s into C-17

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airman from the 34th Weapons Squadron finish loading the first of two HH-60 Pave Hawks into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., March 28. The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter, which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

Airman from the 34th Weapons Squadron check a winch cable before loading an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter onto a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., March 28 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft is capable of carrying personnel, vehicles and other aircraft over long distance travel.
 
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An Airman from the 34th Weapons Squadron aligns the rear rotor of an HH-60 Pave Hawk as it is loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., before traveling to Fort Riley, Kan., March 28. Once landing at Fort Riley, part of the training consisted of how quickly the HH-60s could be unloaded from the C-17.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

An Airman from the 34th Weapons Squadron watches an HH-60 Pave Hawk being loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., before departing for training at Fort Riley, Kan., March 28. 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 Airman 1st Class Andrew D. Sarver

An HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter, assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron, sits inside a C-17 Globemaster III, assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 28. The HH-60 is the primary search-and-rescue helicopter for the Air Force, and can also be tasked with disaster and humanitarian relief missions.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Airman push an HH-60 Pave Hawk assigned to the 34th Weapons Squadron, into position as it is loaded into a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 57th Weapons Squadron, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., March 28.. The C-17 Globemaster has the load capacity to haul two HH-60 Pave Hawks.