USAF and RAAF Train for Rescue Missions


07/15/2016: Royal Australian and United States Air Force personnel are conducting military search and rescue training off the coast of Townsville as part of Exercise Angel Reign 16.

The scenarios have seen a number of people rescued from life rafts in the Coral Sea with United States pararescuemen  winching them to safety using HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopters.

The scenarios have also included simulated air-to-air refuelling of the HH-60 Pave Hawks from MC-130P aircraft.

Exercise Angel Reign 16 is a bilateral joint personnel recovery exercise between Australia and the United States aimed at enhancing military relations and search and rescue tactics between the two nations.

Credit: Australian Ministry of Defense:7/1/16