PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first Air Contingent missions in Philippines
A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter, with the 33rd Rescue Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan, flies overhead after taking off from Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, 2016. Two HH-60Gs and four A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, with the 51st Fighter Wing, Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, took off today marking the first mission in a several week long deployment. These missions promote transparency and safety of movement in international waters and airspace, showcasing the U.S. commitment to ally and partner nations and to the Indo-Asia-Pacific region’s continued stability now and for generations to come. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)