U.S. Air Force Capt. Victoria Snow, HH-60G Pave Hawk pilot, assigned to the 33rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, sits in the cockpit before a training mission with a Guardian Angel team assigned to the 308th ERQS, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support, March 13, 2018.


The Guardian Angel Teams, consisting of combat rescue officers and pararescuemen work with the HH-60G aircrews to constantly maintain the highest levels of proficiency to ensure the successful execution of the personnel recovery/casualty evacuation mission set.

U.S. Air Force Photos by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook

See the HH-60G Pave Hawk used in combat search and rescue operations in action below: