Staff Sgt. Sean Cruz

by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert, 35th Fighter Wings Public Affairs
Stripes Japan

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Sean Cruz, a 31st Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, talks with his team members during a combat search and rescue training exercise during Keen Sword 19, near Misawa Air Base, Japan, Oct. 31, 2018. More than 20 personnel participated in the CSAR training to ensure all members stayed qualified, if pilots or other isolated personnel ever needed their specialized skillsets. Exercises like Keen Sword provide the Japan Self-Defense Force and U.S. military opportunities to train together across a variety of mission areas in realistic scenarios, enhancing readiness and interoperability.

(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sadie Colbert)

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