Spotlight on You!
Enclosed in a dimly lit aircraft soaring over the Pacific Ocean, a man intensively stares at images of aerial and maritime threats on his console display. While scanning the screen, he simultaneously details the most accurate, real-time picture of the battlespace to mission crew leaders.
U.S. Naval Aircrewmen Second Class John Rodgers, MH-60S Knighthawk aircrew member, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam peers out the side door of an MH-60 during combat search and rescue training with U.S. Air Force Airmen and Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force or JASDF) Airmen at the Northern Mariana Island of Tinian, during Exercise Cope North 20, Feb. 20, 2020.
Palm trees and tall grasses bend and sway in the near-constant breeze, which offers a welcome respite from the balmy temperatures and humidity inherent to the Northern Mariana Islands. The scene is tropical, beautiful, and could be described as peaceful were it not for the sporadic sound of simulated gunfire echoing through the nearby jungle.
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