CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA--Members of the New York Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing from Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base, Westhampton Beach, N.Y., unload an HH-60 Pavehawk from a C-17 Globemaster III at Air Force Base Ysterplaat, South Africa Saturday Sept 18.
The Pavehawk and Air Guard Airmen will participate at at the Africa Aerospace & Defence (AAD) 2010 exhibition. The event begins Sept. 21 in Cape Town and is Africa’s premier aerospace, general aviation, defense and security expo that includes a world class air show, dynamic vehicle demonstrations and many other static displays.
More than 70 members of the New York Army and Air National Guard are participating in the event. The New York National Guard conducts joint training with South Africa through the National Guard’s State Partnership Program.
The C-17 Globemaster III known as Heavy Airlift Wing or HAW, from Papa Air Base, Hungary, routinely supports European Union, NATO and U.N. missions with a strategic airlift and global reach capability.