Release No: 664-94
November 29, 1994
Sixteen U.S. Air Force personnel and one C-130 aircraft will deploy to and
operate from Simon Bolivar Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador, from November 30 to
December 11 to conduct search and rescue training with the Ecuadorian Air
Force. The training is intended to improve the capabilities of the U.S. and
Ecuadorian Air Forces to conduct all aspects of search and rescue missions.
Training events will include deploying U.S. and Ecuadorian pararescuemen in
land and sea situations, low-level techniques, day and night airdrops, and
rescue medical techniques. U.S. Air Force personnel involved are from the 71st
Rescue Squadron stationed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. They will return
to Florida at the conclusion of the training.