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Two PJ’s from the 31st Rescue Squadron throw a rope over a tree branch in attempt to rescue 1st Lt. Alan “Hawk” Schulenberg, 44th Fighter Squadron, during an exercise on proper life saving procedures at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2007. In the exercise PJ’s attempted the recovery of a pilot who ejected from his aircraft and was stuck in the jungle with injures. The scenario was part of Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 08-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

Two PJ’s from the 31st Rescue Squadron throw a rope over a tree branch in attempt to rescue 1st Lt. Alan “Hawk” Schulenberg, 44th Fighter Squadron, during an exercise on proper life saving procedures at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2007. In the exercise PJ’s attempted the recovery of a pilot who ejected from his aircraft and was stuck in the jungle with injures. The scenario was part of Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 08-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

Two PJ’s from the 31st Rescue Squadron lower 1st Lt. Alan “Hawk” Schulenberg, 44th Fighter Squadron, from a tree while another PJ grabs the injured pilot and eases him to the ground during an exercise on proper life saving procedures at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2007. In the exercise PJ’s practiced recovering a pilot who ejected from his aircraft and was stuck in the jungle with injures. The scenario was part of the Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 08-1.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

Two PJ’s from the 31st Rescue Squadron lower 1st Lt. Alan “Hawk” Schulenberg, 44th Fighter Squadron, from a tree while another PJ grabs the injured pilot and eases him to the ground during an exercise on proper life saving procedures at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2007. In the exercise PJ’s practiced recovering a pilot who ejected from his aircraft and was stuck in the jungle with injures. The scenario was part of the Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 08-1. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

Two PJ’s from the 31st Rescue Squadron prepare to evacuate 1st Lt. Alan “Hawk” Schulenberg, 44th Fighter Squadron, after rescuing him from a tree, during an exercise on proper life saving procedures at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2007. In the exercise PJ’s practiced recovering a pilot who ejected from his aircraft and was stuck in the jungle with injures. The scenario was part of Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 08-01. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)

Two PJ’s from the 31st Rescue Squadron prepare to evacuate 1st Lt. Alan “Hawk” Schulenberg, 44th Fighter Squadron, after rescuing him from a tree, during an exercise on proper life saving procedures at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Oct. 23, 2007. In the exercise PJ’s practiced recovering a pilot who ejected from his aircraft and was stuck in the jungle with injures. The scenario was part of Local Operational Readiness Exercise Beverly High 08-01. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ryan Ivacic)