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Exercise Gryphon Ox Search and Rescue

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 1 9, 2020.

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 1 9, 2020. Regular intra-group training across geographically separated units ensures Special Operations Air Forces are ready and prepared to respond to any situation across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Regular intra-group training across geographically separated units ensures Special Operations Air Forces are ready to respond to any situation across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts tactical air-to-air refueling with an MC-130J Commando II from the 1 SOS during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts tactical air-to-air refueling with an MC-130J Commando II from the 1 SOS during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Group training exercises between the flying, maintenance , and support units of the 353rd Special Operations Group ensure the multifunctional abilities of Pacific Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

A search, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron searches for signs of a simulated isolated person during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

A search, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron searches for signs of a simulated isolated person during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Tactics Airmen train in personnel recovery in highly varied climates and environments to be prepared for any potential rescue scenario globally. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

A flight engineer with the 21st Special Operations Squadron guides the hoist cable of a CV-22 Osprey during an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

A flight engineer with the 21st Special Operations Squadron guides the hoist cable of a CV-22 Osprey during an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. The hoist will raise both the recovered casualty role-player and the Special Tactics Airman from the open sea as part of regular group-wide training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, prepares a bag of saline fluids in flight ahead of an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, prepares a bag of saline fluids in flight ahead of an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members specialize in casualty evacuation and on-scene medical care in variable, austere, and hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, directs initial medical triage and care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, directs initial medical triage and care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members specialize in casualty evacuation and on-scene medical care in variable, austere and hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Special Operations Forces Medical Element members with the 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron conduct triage and emergency care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Special Operations Forces Medical Element members with the 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron conduct triage and emergency care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. SOFME members specialize in casualty evacuation and on-scene medical care in austere and hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, escorts Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bowers, 353 SOSS medical training non-commissioned officer in charge and scenario role-player, ensuring medical care on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020.

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, escorts Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bowers, 353 SOSS medical training non-commissioned officer in charge and scenario role-player, ensuring medical care on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members ensure life-saving medical triage and emergency care of rescued persons from initial recovery through transferal to more sustained care. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, completes initial triage and care before transferring medical custody of a recovered casualty role-player on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020.
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Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, completes initial triage and care before transferring medical custody of a recovered casualty role-player on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members ensure life-saving medical triage and emergency care of rescued persons from initial recovery through transferal to more sustained care. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Exercise Gryphon Ox Search and Rescue

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 1 9, 2020.

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 1 9, 2020. Regular intra-group training across geographically separated units ensures Special Operations Air Forces are ready and prepared to respond to any situation across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Airmen with the 21st Special Operations Squadron prepare to conduct tactical air-to-air refueling during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Regular intra-group training across geographically separated units ensures Special Operations Air Forces are ready to respond to any situation across the Indo-Pacific. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts tactical air-to-air refueling with an MC-130J Commando II from the 1 SOS during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

A CV-22 Osprey assigned to the 21st Special Operations Squadron conducts tactical air-to-air refueling with an MC-130J Commando II from the 1 SOS during search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Group training exercises between the flying, maintenance , and support units of the 353rd Special Operations Group ensure the multifunctional abilities of Pacific Air Commandos. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

A search, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron searches for signs of a simulated isolated person during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

A search, evasion, resistance and escape specialist with the 320th Special Tactics Squadron searches for signs of a simulated isolated person during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Tactics Airmen train in personnel recovery in highly varied climates and environments to be prepared for any potential rescue scenario globally. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

A flight engineer with the 21st Special Operations Squadron guides the hoist cable of a CV-22 Osprey during an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

A flight engineer with the 21st Special Operations Squadron guides the hoist cable of a CV-22 Osprey during an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. The hoist will raise both the recovered casualty role-player and the Special Tactics Airman from the open sea as part of regular group-wide training. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, prepares a bag of saline fluids in flight ahead of an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, prepares a bag of saline fluids in flight ahead of an open water personnel recovery training scenario off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members specialize in casualty evacuation and on-scene medical care in variable, austere, and hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, directs initial medical triage and care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, directs initial medical triage and care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members specialize in casualty evacuation and on-scene medical care in variable, austere and hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Special Operations Forces Medical Element members with the 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron conduct triage and emergency care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020.

Special Operations Forces Medical Element members with the 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron conduct triage and emergency care of a recovered casualty role-player during an open water search and rescue training off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 19, 2020. SOFME members specialize in casualty evacuation and on-scene medical care in austere and hostile situations. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, escorts Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bowers, 353 SOSS medical training non-commissioned officer in charge and scenario role-player, ensuring medical care on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020.

Major Shana Hirchert, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron flight surgeon, escorts Tech. Sgt. Andrew Bowers, 353 SOSS medical training non-commissioned officer in charge and scenario role-player, ensuring medical care on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members ensure life-saving medical triage and emergency care of rescued persons from initial recovery through transferal to more sustained care. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)

Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, completes initial triage and care before transferring medical custody of a recovered casualty role-player on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020.
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Staff Sgt. Codie White, 353rd Special Operations Support Squadron special operations independent duty medic, completes initial triage and care before transferring medical custody of a recovered casualty role-player on Kadena Air Base, Japan, after an open water search and rescue training, Nov. 19, 2020. Special Operations Forces Medical Element members ensure life-saving medical triage and emergency care of rescued persons from initial recovery through transferal to more sustained care. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Joshua Thompson)