48th RQS maintains AIE proficiency

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016.  The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk to take-off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The Airmen trained with the HH-60 on various alternate insertion/extraction methods to maintain proficiency.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk to take-off from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The Airmen trained with the HH-60 on various alternate insertion/extraction methods to maintain proficiency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

A special mission aviator assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron surveys the area around the aircraft before descending at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016.  The 55th RQS assisted pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron with alternate insertion/extraction training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

A special mission aviator assigned to the 55th Rescue Squadron surveys the area around the aircraft before descending at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 55th RQS assisted pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron with alternate insertion/extraction training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

A pararescueman assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron rappels out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016.  The four methods that can be used during AIE are fast-rope, rope ladder, rappel and hoist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

A pararescueman assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron rappels out of an HH-60G Pave Hawk during alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The four methods that can be used during AIE are fast-rope, rope ladder, rappel and hoist. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron signal to an Airman in an HH-60G Pave Hawk during alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The Airmen are required to perform AIE training every year and do multiple iterations throughout the year to maintain proficiency in all the methods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron signal to an Airman in an HH-60G Pave Hawk during alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The Airmen are required to perform AIE training every year and do multiple iterations throughout the year to maintain proficiency in all the methods. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. -- Pararescuemen assigned to the 48th Rescue Squadron load gear on an HH-60G Pave Hawk in preparation for alternate insertion/extraction training at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Oct. 18, 2016. The 48th RQS deploys worldwide in support of national security objectives and homeland defense, providing highly trained experts capable of quickly and effectively executing personnel recovery operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Betty R. Chevalier)