US and JASDF Rescue Squadrons Participate Keen Sword 17
Keen Sword is the largest joint, bilateral field training exercise between the U.S. military and the Japan Self-Defense Force and involves U.S. forces and the JSDF from all components of both militaries

By: Airman 1st Class Corey Pettis - 11/15/2016

  • An HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 33rd Rescue Squadron waits to pick up simulated survivors during Exercise Keen Sword 17 Nov. 9, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan.
  • Japan Air Self-Defense Force and 31st Rescue Squadron pararescuemen rescue simulated survivors of an aircraft crash during Exercise Keen Sword 17 Nov. 9, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan.
  • An MC-130H Combat Talon II from the 1st Special Operations Squadron refuels an HH-60 Pave Hawk from the 943rd Rescue Group during Exercise Keen Sword 17 Nov. 7, 2016, near Okinawa, Japan.

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