Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, left, Senior Airman Rory Whipple, middle, and Master Sgt. Brandon Daugherty, right, all from the 308th Rescue Squadron, survey a damaged vehicle with a simulated victim inside during a casualty extraction exercise at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

A U.S. Air Force Reserve HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter from the 301st Rescue Squadron, hoists pararescuemen off a roof while other pararescuemen perform extraction training on another house in the residential flooding area of the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force combat rescue officers Maj. Cody Atchison, left, from the 308th Rescue Squadron, and Capt. Sean May, from the 38th Rescue Squadron, take a defensive position against incoming "enemy" fire during a casualty extraction exercise inside the multi-story training structure at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force Reserve pararescueman Master Sgt. Brandon Daugherty carries a simulated patient while his fellow pararescuemen, Staff Sgt. Greg Forshaw, left, Senior Airman Rory Whipple, middle, and Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, right, all from the 308th Rescue Squadron, work alongside him during a casualty extraction exercise inside the multi-level training structure of the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force Reserve Lt. Cols. Mike Garner, left, and Marty Payne, pilots with the 301st Rescue Squadron, perform pre-flight procedures inside the cockpit of an HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter being used to support pararescuemen training at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force Reserve Staff Sgt. Sam Bohling, left, pararescueman, and Capt. Mark Webber, combat rescue officer, both from the 308th Rescue Squadron, traverse through the multi-story training structure during a casualty extraction scenario at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training to hone their search and rescue skills before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

Three U.S. Air Force Reserve pararescuemen from the 308th Rescue Squadron, parachute toward their point of interest during drop zone familiarization training exercise at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, which is a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen from the 308st Rescue Squadron survey damage in a multi-story training structure as two U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters fly overhead during a casualty extraction scenario at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training

U.S. Air Force Reserve pararescuemen Senior Master Sgts. Wes Hufnagel, top, and Chris Lais, both from the 308th Rescue Squadron, attempt to cut and remove the door of a damaged vehicle to extract an "injured patient" inside a multi-story training structure at Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 10-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training to hone their search and rescue skills before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Carl Enis, pararescueman from the 308st Rescue Squadron, takes cover behind a concrete wall from "enemy" fire during a casualty extraction exercise at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training
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U.S. Air Force Reserve pararescueman Staff Sgt. Sam Bohling, left, pulls a simulated patient as combat rescue officer Capt. Mark Webber, both of the 308th Rescue Squadron, trails behind to provide security during a casualty extraction exercise at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 13, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training
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Senior Master Sgt. Chris Lais, 308th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, nearly touches down on his point of interest during drop zone familiarization training at the Guardian Center, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent five days at the Guardian Center, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training to hone their search and rescue skills before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training
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U.S. Air Force Reservist Tech. Sgt. Chris Moore, a pararescueman from the 308th Rescue Squadron, daisy chains his lines from the parachute he used during drop zone familiarization training at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training
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Two U.S. Air Force Reserve HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters from the 301st Rescue Squadron, perform maneuvers during a training scenario supporting pararescuemen at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

Guardian Angels undergo intensive pre-deployment training
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U.S. Air Force Reserve HH-60 Pave Hawk pilots Maj. Jayson Goetz, left, and 1st Lt. Courtney McCallan, both from the 301st Rescue Squadron, talk with pararescueman Master Sgt. William Posch, from the 308th Rescue Squadron, before take-off for drop zone familiarization training at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training to hone their search and rescue skills before their upcoming deployment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

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U.S. Air Force Reservist Senior Airman Rory Whipple, right, a pararescueman from the 308th Rescue Squadron, secures his life jacket before the start of the first day of training at the Guardian Centers, Perry, Georgia, Oct. 11, 2017. Members from the U.S. Air Force's 308th, 301st and 38th Rescue Squadrons and U.S. Army's 20th Special Forces Group, spent Oct. 11-15 at the Guardian Centers, a metroplex providing 80 structures, 16 blocks and 75 acres of realistic urban training, to hone their search and rescue skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stephen D. Schester)

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- 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.