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KODIAK, Alaska - The four MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopters attached to Air Station Kodiak taxi down the Coast Guard base taxiway in preparation for a formation flight Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in 17 mph winds with snow squalls and temperatures in the 30s. Formation flights trains general aircraft handling skills as well as skills that aircrews use when conducting multi-ship vertical insertion operations of Maritime Safety and Security Team boarding teams.

Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Paul Cayce, from Zanesville, Ohio, observes operations from an MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, during a vertical replenishment with the amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25).

Lance Cpl. Cameron Barnes and Lance Cpl. Jordie Yanez, assigned to USS Makin Island (LHD 8) combat cargo department, attach cargo nets to an MH-60S Seahawk, assigned to the Blackjacks of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, during a vertical replenishment.


Peruvian cross training.

In support of SOC South, a MH-60 from 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), prepares to land providing aerial support during a combined U.S. and Peruvian training exercise at a training installation near Lima, Peru.

Members from Peru’s elite law enforcement unit called the “Sub-Unidad de Acciones Tacticas,” commonly referred to as “SUAT,” and Green Berets assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) participated in the combined training mission.

The training exchange enabled U.S. and Peruvian special operations forces to share military tactics, improve interoperability and strengthen partnerships between the two nations.

(U.S. Army photos by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Villarreal, Special Correspondent to SOCSOUTH, 25 MAR 2015.)

An MH-60S Sea Hawk, assigned to the “Golden Dragons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12, flies near the USS Ronald Reagan

A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter lands on the tarmac as an Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk and an Air Force National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk prepare to land at Forward Operating Location Kotzebue, Alaska, with personnel deployed in support of Operation Arctic Crossroads Aug. 8, 2010.

SIKORSKY MH-60M Black Hawk

A MH-60 Blackhawk helicopter flown by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (160th SOAR), carries U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) and Guyana Defense Force soldiers during a joint training exercise (Fused Response), 2012.

Sailors carry a man from an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson after completing a rescue-at-sea mission.

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