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Senior Airman Matthew Des Jardins, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, waits as the assigned Pararescue team performs communication checks with the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter before taking off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Des Jardins, a Peoria, Illinois native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Matthew Des Jardins, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, waits as the assigned Pararescue team performs communication checks with the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter before taking off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Des Jardins, a Peoria, Illinois native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

A Pararescue team takes off from Bagram Air Field Afghanistan, July 9, 2014 in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. Air Force PJs are the only DoD elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum Personnel Recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

A Pararescue team takes off from Bagram Air Field Afghanistan, July 9, 2014 in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter. Air Force PJs are the only DoD elite combat forces specifically organized, trained, equipped, and postured to conduct full spectrum Personnel Recovery to include both conventional and unconventional combat rescue operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prep an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. The maintenance team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron prep an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. The maintenance team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Lucas Brogdon, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Senior Airman Cody Ficsher, 455th EAMXS communication and navigation specialist, wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to take-off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Brogdon, a Lexington, North Carolina native, and Ficsher, a Visalia, California native, are deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Lucas Brogdon, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Senior Airman Cody Ficsher, 455th EAMXS communication and navigation specialist, wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to take-off from Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Brogdon, a Lexington, North Carolina native, and Ficsher, a Visalia, California native, are deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Matthew Des Jardins, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, preps an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Des Jardins, a Peoria, Illinois native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Matthew Des Jardins, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, preps an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Des Jardins, a Peoria, Illinois native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline expeditor, over watches as a crew preps an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Williams is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flightline expeditor, over watches as a crew preps an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for flight at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Williams is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct a pre-flight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The maintenance team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct a pre-flight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The maintenance team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, gives a thumbs-up during a preflight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. Martin, a Colorado Springs, Colorado native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, gives a thumbs-up during a preflight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. Martin, a Colorado Springs, Colorado native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct a preflight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The maintenance team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct a preflight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. The maintenance team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Staff Sgt. James Henderson, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons technician, washes a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a preflight inspection at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. Henderson, an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)
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Staff Sgt. James Henderson, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons technician, washes a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a preflight inspection at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. Henderson, an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma native, is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Eady, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. These inspections are conducted every 72 hours. Eady is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Eady, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. These inspections are conducted every 72 hours. Eady is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Schaetzle, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. The preflight consists of a thorough inspection of the entire aircraft to ensure its capability to perform the mission safely and effectively. Schaetzle is a Hershey, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Schaetzle, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. The preflight consists of a thorough inspection of the entire aircraft to ensure its capability to perform the mission safely and effectively. Schaetzle is a Hershey, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Eady, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. These inspections are conducted every 72 hours. Eady is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Eady, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. These inspections are conducted every 72 hours. Eady is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Eady, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. These inspections are conducted every 72 hours. Eady is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Richard Eady, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. These inspections are conducted every 72 hours. Eady is a Pittsburgh, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Doug Spencer, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical technician, washes the windows of a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a preflight inspection at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Spencer is a Plymouth, Ind., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Doug Spencer, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical technician, washes the windows of a HH-60G Pave Hawk during a preflight inspection at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Spencer is a Plymouth, Ind., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Schaetzle, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. The preflight consists of a thorough inspection of the entire aircraft to ensure its capability to perform the mission safely and effectively. Schaetzle is a Hershey, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Daniel Schaetzle, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, conducts a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. The preflight consists of a thorough inspection of the entire aircraft to ensure its capability to perform the mission safely and effectively. Schaetzle is a Hershey, Pa., native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, Tech. Sgt. Korey Ehinger, and Senior Airman LeSean Young-Dilworth, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Martin is a Colorado Springs, Colo. native, Ehinger is a Ft. Wayne, Ind. native, and Young-Dilworth is a Pembroke Pines, Fla. native. All are deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, Tech. Sgt. Korey Ehinger, and Senior Airman LeSean Young-Dilworth, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Martin is a Colorado Springs, Colo. native, Ehinger is a Ft. Wayne, Ind. native, and Young-Dilworth is a Pembroke Pines, Fla. native. All are deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, Tech. Sgt. Korey Ehinger, and Senior Airman LeSean Young-Dilworth, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Martin is a Colorado Springs, Colo. native, Ehinger is a Ft. Wayne, Ind. native, and Young-Dilworth is a Pembroke Pines, Fla. native. All are deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, Tech. Sgt. Korey Ehinger, and Senior Airman LeSean Young-Dilworth, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, perform a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Martin is a Colorado Springs, Colo. native, Ehinger is a Ft. Wayne, Ind. native, and Young-Dilworth is a Pembroke Pines, Fla. native. All are deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. The team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch) (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform a preflight inspection on a HH-60G Pave Hawk at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. The team is deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch) (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trevor Eastlick, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals in a HH-60G Pave Hawk after conducting mission rehearsals at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Eastlick is an Etna, Calif. native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Trevor Eastlick, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, marshals in a HH-60G Pave Hawk after conducting mission rehearsals at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 19, 2014. Eastlick is an Etna, Calif. native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

Maj. Lee Boedeker and 1st Lt. Keoki Kimzin, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots, taxi in after performing mission rehearsals at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Boedeker is a Tulsa, Okla. native and Kimzin is a Glendale, Ariz. native deployed from the 563rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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Maj. Lee Boedeker and 1st Lt. Keoki Kimzin, 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots, taxi in after performing mission rehearsals at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Boedeker is a Tulsa, Okla. native and Kimzin is a Glendale, Ariz. native deployed from the 563rd Rescue Group, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Doug Spencer, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical technician, ties down the rotors on a HH-60G Pave Hawk after mission rehearsals at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Spencer is a Plymouth, Ind. native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Doug Spencer, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron electrical technician, ties down the rotors on a HH-60G Pave Hawk after mission rehearsals at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Spencer is a Plymouth, Ind. native deployed from the 923rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch)