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PACAF A-10s, HH-60s fly first air contingent missions in Philippines
A HH-60G Pave Hawk with the 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, takes off from Clark Air Base, Philippines, April 19, 2016. The HH-60Gs flew in support of a newly stood up U.S. Pacific Command air contingent in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. The air contingent will promote interoperability and provide greater and more transparent air and maritime situational awareness to ensure safety for military and civilian activities in international waters and airspace. This first deployment is conducting operations from Clark AB and consists of five A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, three HH-60G Pave Hawks and approximately 200 personnel deployed from multiple Pacific Air Forces units. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton)