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PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first Air Contingent missions in Philippines
A Philippine Air Force PZL W-3 Sokół search and rescue helicopter flies over as two U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, with the 33rd Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, prepare for lift off at Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, 2016. At Clark AB, the two country’s air and ground forces maintain a close bilateral bond through annual military exercises. The HH-60Gs are part of the first Air Contingent stood up here by U.S. Pacific Command in order to promote interoperability with the Philippine Air Force, build upon our already strong relationship, and reaffirm our commitment to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)