Reserve mechanics keep rescue helicopters flying

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Staff Sgt. John Alimenti, a Reservist with the 920th Rescue Wing propulsion shop here, secures the igniter assembly on T-701C engine, used on the H-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. The propulsion shop is responsible for inspecting and removing engines, replacing bad components, then reinstalling and performing efficientcy tests. The Pave Hawks, along with pararescuemen and HC-130P/N refuelers, are part of the triad of assets used by the 920th for combat search and rescue, NASA launch support, civilian search and rescue, and humanitarian relief. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Chance C. Babin)

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