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33rd RQS HH-60G Pavehawks prepare to fly

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chandler Hoskinson, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, inspects the hoist cable on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Chandler Hoskinson, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, inspects the hoist cable on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS trains constantly, day-and-night, to maintain readiness for deployment and employment of rescue and recovery capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Margaret McCord, 33rd Rescue Squadron flight lead, performs avionics system checks on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Maj. Margaret McCord, 33rd Rescue Squadron flight lead, performs avionics system checks on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS, also known as the Jolly Green Giants, maintain a high tempo of operations and training in order to ensure peak performance around the globe; anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, performs pre-flight inspections on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, performs pre-flight inspections on an HH-60G Pave Hawk May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS, also known as the Jolly Green Giants, maintain a high tempo of operations and training in order to ensure peak performance around the globe; anytime, anywhere. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Kersey, 33rd Rescue Squadron instructor special mission aviator, inspects the tail rotor paddles on an HH-60G Pave Hawk during pre-flight inspections May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Christopher Kersey, 33rd Rescue Squadron instructor special mission aviator, inspects the tail rotor paddles on an HH-60G Pave Hawk during pre-flight inspections May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33 RQS’s primary mission lies in combat search and rescue as well as medical evacuation in a wartime environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, prepares the gun aircraft unit on an HH-60G Pave Hawk during pre-flight inspections May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Kidwell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special mission aviator, prepares the gun aircraft unit on an HH-60G Pave Hawk during pre-flight inspections May 8, 2019, on Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33 RQS’s primary mission lies in combat search and rescue as well as medical evacuation in a wartime environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cynthia Belío)

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