This footage shows US Air Force pilots receiving combat search and rescue training at a South Korean air base in case they ever need to save service members from enemy territories.
Newsflash obtained the footage from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, along with a statement that said: “The 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division ROK/U.S. Combined Division conducted combat search and rescue training (CSAR) with the U.S. 7th Air Force as part of their semiannual training, fulfilling personnel recover requirements in the Korean theatre of operations.”
Captain Frank Spatt filmed fellow crew members standing next to soldiers from the Republic Of Korea (ROK) and strapping up in military uniform before boarding aircraft and taking to the skies to train by each other’s side.
The Brigade added: “The goal of the training exercise was to increase interoperability between U.S. Army rotary wing and U.S. Air Force fixed-wing assets in recovering isolated personnel.
“UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division ROK/U.S. Combined Division facilitated the personnel recovery aspect of the training and A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft facilitated the area security aspect of the training.
“The CSAR mission is critical to the U.S. military in recovering service members who are behind enemy lines.”