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Two U.S. Air Force HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 210th Rescue Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to rescue a simulated downed pilot during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3, Aug. 22, 2013. A-10 Thunderbolts from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind., located the pilot and protected the area while pararescuemen performed the rescue.

Two U.S. Air Force HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the 210th Rescue Squadron, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, arrive to rescue a simulated downed pilot during RED FLAG-Alaska 13-3, Aug. 22, 2013. A-10 Thunderbolts from the 163rd Fighter Squadron, Indiana Air National Guard, Fort Wayne, Ind., located the pilot and protected the area while pararescuemen performed the rescue. (Shawn Nickel/U.S. Air Force)

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