Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

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A team of 39 Guardian Angels from the 308th Rescue Squadron traveled to Perry, Georgia, Oct. 12, 2017 for an intensive five-day training exercise at the Guardian Centers state-of-the-art urban training facility before gearing up for their upcoming deployment.

Supported by two 301st Rescue Squadron HH-60 Pave Hawks and crews, the Guardian Angels trained alongside Airmen from the 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, and the U.S. Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group, Birmingham, Alabama, in a variety of scenarios to exercise support and recovery of isolated personnel and equipment in contested areas in conjunction with ingress and egress of aircraft within the area.

According to its website, the Guardian Centers is a state-of-the-art disaster preparedness and tactical training validation center. The metroplex, which contains 80 structures and spans 16 blocks over 75 acres, enables large-scale disaster response exercises and kinetic military operations training.