33rd HMU puts helicopters in the air

33rd Helicopter Maintenance Unit HH-60 crew chiefs and 33rd Rescue Squadron flight crew from Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepare a Pave Hawk helicopter before it takes off on a training flight during exercise Pacific Thunder Nov. 1, 2011 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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