Air Force search and rescue crews are some of the most highly taxed airmen in the force, spending about as much time deployed on operational assignments as they do at their home stations, Maj. Gen. David Scott, director of operational capability requirements on the Air Staff, told House lawmakers, Feb. 24, 2010. Despite these burdens, he said these airmen are performing their jobs "superbly." Here, Air Force rescue personnel prepare to take off in an HH-60G helicopter from Joint Base Balad, Iraq, Sept. 25, 2009.
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