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33rd RQS conducts hoist training with Marines

U.S. Staff Sgt. Daniel Fournier, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, looks out of an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter while flying over Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Part of an SMA’s job consists of relaying information about objects in the pilot’s blind spots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Staff Sgt. Daniel Fournier, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, looks out of an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter while flying over Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Part of an SMA’s job consists of relaying information about objects in the pilot’s blind spots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion standby to be hoisted up to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Recon Marines participate in jungle warfare training to learn how to effectively navigate and survive in the jungle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion standby to be hoisted up to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Recon Marines participate in jungle warfare training to learn how to effectively navigate and survive in the jungle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion is hoisted up to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Joint training allows both services to improve interoperability and mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion is hoisted up to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Joint training allows both services to improve interoperability and mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion gets hoisted up to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. This training allowed both units to conduct safe, effective and efficient hoist operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion gets hoisted up to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This training allowed both units to conduct safe, effective and efficient hoist operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Staff Sgt. Connor Farrell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, helps two U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion enter an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. Joint training ensures there’s a shared understanding of strategies, decision-making, method of operations and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Staff Sgt. Connor Farrell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, helps two U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion enter an HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. Joint training ensures there’s a shared understanding of strategies, decision-making, method of operations and capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Staff Sgt. Connor Farrell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, and a U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion observe hoist operations at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. This joint training allowed both units to increase efficiency for hoist operations in a jungle environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Staff Sgt. Connor Farrell, 33rd Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, and a U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion observe hoist operations at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. This joint training allowed both units to increase efficiency for hoist operations in a jungle environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion signals to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. The mission of Recon Marines is to conduct amphibious reconnaissance, deep ground reconnaissance, surveillance and battle-space shaping. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A U.S. Marine from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion signals to a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter at the Jungle Warfare Training Center on Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The mission of Recon Marines is to conduct amphibious reconnaissance, deep ground reconnaissance, surveillance and battle-space shaping. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion observe A 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter hovering at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept.23, 2021. The 33rd RQS provides combat search and rescue capabilities to aid in exercises and real-world operations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion observe a 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter hovering at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The 33rd RQS provides combat search and rescue capabilities to aid in exercises and real-world operations in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter hoists two U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnassiance battalion at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 23, 2021. The 33rd RQS training missions cover many aspects needed during a real-world rescue such as low-level flying, hoisting, water operations, entering contested environments, and many others the rescue Airmen rely on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

A 33rd Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pavehawk helicopter hoists two U.S. Marines from the 3rd Reconnassiance battalion at Camp Gonsalves, Japan, Sept. 22, 2021. The 33rd RQS training missions cover many aspects needed during a real-world rescue such as low-level flying, hoisting, water operations, entering contested environments, and many others the rescue Airmen rely on. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

Special mission aviators from the 33rd Rescue Squadron refuel an HH-60 Pavehawk Kadena Air Base, Japan Sept. 23, 2021. SMA’s determine appropriate passenger, fuel and cargo weight for operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)
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Special mission aviators from the 33rd Rescue Squadron refuel an HH-60 Pavehawk Kadena Air Base, Japan Sept. 22, 2021. SMA’s determine appropriate passenger, fuel and cargo weight for operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stephen Pulter)

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