U.S. Soldiers Conduct Personnel, Downed Aircraft Recovery Exercise in Honduras

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers practice the medical evacuation of a simulated injured aircrew member during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the Joint Security Forces Squadron, and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment. The purpose of the exercise was to validate the unit's ability to immediately support a personnel recovery in the event of a downed aircraft. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lifts off while carrying a simulated injured aircrew member during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • U.S. soldiers provide security as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lifts off during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • U.S. soldiers extract a simulated injured aircrew member from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Hector Caraballo provides security during a medical evacuation of a simulated injured aircrew member in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. Caraballo is assigned to the Joint Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter makes a landing during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • U.S. soldiers prepare a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for slingload operations during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. The soldiers are assigned to the Joint Task Force-Bravo's Downed Aircraft Recovery Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson
  • U.S. soldiers provide security as a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter lifts off during a personnel and downed aircraft recovery exercise in Honduras, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. Zach Anderson