(4.) Galdorisi, George, and Phillips, Tom, Leave No Man Behind; The Saga of Combat Search and Rescue
. Minneapolis, MN; Zenith Press; 2008, 235; Dockery, Kevin, Operation Thunderhead.
Additionally, as noted by the posture statement, "the increased utilization of military and civilian personnel in support of [overseas contingency operations] has significantly increased the demand for Air Force rescue forces beyond the conventional combat search and rescue
mission." (7) Therefore, all Airmen, commanders included, are responsible for applying their unique capabilities (systems and skills) to support a rescue mission across the ROMO--not just during combat.
This, then, is the frequency on which combat search and rescue
beacons need to broadcast.
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In addition to combat search and rescue
, the wing also performs civil search and rescue missions, provides humanitarian relief, and supports all NASA space shuttle and rocket launches.
"Medevac is a simpler mission than combat search and rescue
. It's like asking a highly skilled surgeon to apply a band-aid; sure he can do it, but that task might be better accomplished by a medic."
We're currently in source selection for the CSAR-X, and we plan to buy 141 of the next generation combat search and rescue
aircraft to replace the aging and operationally limited 101 of our HH-60s, our HH-60G Pave Hawks.
About a week after they heard Tom Shimizu, they m et to give a good listening to Maj Al Drew, USAF, who discussed "Combat Search and Rescue
Future Requirements." Major Drew graduated from the AF academy in 1984, flew H-3 choppers at Myrtle Beach, H-60s at Eglin, and then went to test-pilot school at Patuxent.
"I guessed my position was within 20 miles of Belgrade - not a happy thought, considering the risk in a combat search and rescue
that deep into Serbian territory," he said.
Nearly 2,000 people from approximately 19 countries took part in Angel Thunder 2013, the world's largest joint service, multinational, interagency combat search and rescue
exercise, based out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz.