Alaska Air Guardsmen assist National Park Service rescue of Denali climber
210818-Z-HY271-3001.JPG Photo By: Alejandro Pena

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska - An Alaska Air National Guard HC-130J Combat King II operated by aircrew from the 211th Rescue Squadron, 176th Wing, surveys Malemute Drop Zone during aerial training at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 18, 2021. The HC-130J Combat King II is a specially modified and upgraded version of the well-known C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. It can perform personnel recovery operations, search-and-rescue, as well as aerial helicopter refueling and forward area ground refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña)


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