WHITE MOUNTAINS, Alaska -- An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter lands while on airborne alert during Exercise Cope Thunder here April 28. The annual exercise involves nine units and about 600 Airmen and 50 aircraft from the Pacific Air Forces, Air Combat Command and the Alaska Air National Guard. The helicopters are assigned to the 210th Rescue Squadron's Detachment 1 at nearby Eielson Air Force Base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Justin Weaver)
This detachment provides maintenance and operations support for up to two HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopters deployed to Eielson AFB, from Kulis Air National Guard Base in Anchorage.
These aircraft provide alert rescue coverage for Eielson aircraft and logistics support for interior Alaska military ranges. The detachment is also assigned by 11th Air Force to provide search-and-rescue for both military and civil aviators north of the Alaska Range.