33rd RQS continues to hone their skills during PACIFIC THUNDER

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Pete Ortiz Jr., 33rd Rescue Squadron director of operations on Kadena Air Base, Japan, is hoisted down from a rescue helicopter during exercise PACIFIC THUNDER Nov. 3 near Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. PACIFIC THUNDER is a 10-day exercise from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9 at Osan AB. The exercise involves the 33rd Rescue Squadron from Kadena AB, Japan, and the 25th Fighter Squadron from Osan. These units work together to practice combat search and rescue tactics to prepare for real-world emergency situations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Angelique Bilog/released)

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