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Pavehawks, Eagles

U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Allen, 33rd Rescue Squadron flight commander, walks toward an HH-60G Pavehawk before a flight Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS has been stationed on the island of Okinawa, Japan, uninterrupted since 1971; they officially joined the 18th Wing in 1993. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Pavehawks, Eagles

U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron prepare for a flight Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS plays a vital part in maintaining peace and stability in the Pacific Region by providing forward power projection as well as search, rescue and recovery mission capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Pavehawks, Eagles

An HH-60G Pavehawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron taxis along the flightline before a flight Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The HH-60G Pave Hawk, which is capable of rescue missions in different environments, night or day, is used by the 33rd RQS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Pavehawks, Eagles

An HH-60G Pavehawk assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron hovers above the flightline before a flight Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The 33rd RQS maintains readiness for mobilization, deployment and employment of helicopters and rescue of U.S. and allied military members, and civilians when necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

Pavehawks, Eagles

A U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle takes off from the runway Feb.13, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. The F-15 Eagle’s air superiority is achieved through a mixture of unprecedented maneuverability and acceleration, range, weapons and avionics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Sutton)

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