First Operational Loss Replacement HH-60G Pave Hawk delivered to the U.S. Air Force

The 210th Rescue Squadron took delivery of the first Operational Loss Replacement HH-60G Pave Hawk on Aug. 5, 2019, following a ferry flight from Nellis Air Force Base (Nevada) to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (Alaska).

The OLR program is meant to replace the aircraft lost during combat operations since 9/11 (including one of the 210th RQS lost in Iraq in 2018), restoring the HH-60G fleet to its authorized size while also addressing issues with maintenance and availability of mission-capable aircraft. The Air Force acquired 21 low-hour UH-60Ls from the Army and is converting them into Pave Hawks by using a single technical package that integrates all the modifications implemented on the HH-60G fleet throughout its more than 30-year career.