No parachute, no problem!

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  • By Senior Airman Leon Redfern
  • 35th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Members from the 21st Special Operations Squadron, Yokota Air Base, and 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Kadena Air Base, conducted Helocast training at Lake Ogawara near Misawa Air Base, Aug. 10 and 12, 2022. Helocast training includes dropping combat swimmers, divers and maritime mobility craft into a waterborne environment, creating realistic combat search and rescue training. Through a formal agreement established between the U.S.-Japan Joint Committee in May of 2022, U.S. forces were authorized limited use of Lake Ogawara to conduct search and rescue training. (U.S. Air Force video by Senior Airman Leon Redfern)