U.S. Airmen Conduct Desert, Coastline Combat Survival Training in Djibouti

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Andrew King departs a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to begin desert and coastline combat survival training in Djibouti, Dec. 6, 2013. King, a pilot, is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. The training was part of a refresher course designed to sharpen an airman’s survival skills in the event of a combat emergency. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson
  • U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Brian Yorke scans the terrain for possible threats while flying aboard a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during desert and coastline combat survival training in Djibouti, Dec. 6, 2013. Yorke, an aerial gunner, is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jonathan Schmitz, right, shows other airmen how to build a fire during desert and coastline combat survival training in Djibouti, Dec. 6, 2013. Schmitz, a survival, evasion, resistance and escape specialist, is deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson
  • A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter performs a fast landing to pick up pararescuemen during desert and coastline combat survival training in Djibouti, Dec. 6, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Nathan Franklin, right foreground, prepares to board a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter after completing desert and coastline combat survival training in Djibouti, Dec. 6, 2013. Franklin, a pilot, is assigned to the 303rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson
  • U.S. Air Force pararescuemen board a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter after completing desert and coastline combat survival training in Djibouti, Dec. 6, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Antoinette Gibson