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US, UK focus on combat search and rescue during exercise

  • Published
  • By Senior Airman Malcolm Mayfield
  • 48th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
Airmen and aircraft from the 48th Fighter Wing participated in exercise Point Blank alongside their Royal Air Force counterparts at the Stanford Training Area, England, Feb. 27.

The recurring, large force exercise was designed to increase tactical proficiency of Department of Defense and Ministry of Defence forces stationed within the United Kingdom and Europe.

Pararescuemen from the 57th Rescue Squadron and a HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 56th RQS conducted training aimed at preparing coalition warfighters for engagements in highly contested, multidimensional battlespaces through advanced training in support of U.S. and U.K. national interests.