Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 recovers a search and rescue swimmer during the search and rescue training exercise portion of UNITAS Gold.
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ATLANTIC OCEAN (Apr. 27, 2009) Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26 recovers a search and rescue swimmer during the search and rescue training exercise portion of UNITAS Gold. HSC 26 is embarked aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Mesa Verde (LPD 19) participating in UNITAS Gold, the 50th iteration of the annual multinational exercise. Maritime forces from Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Peru, the United States, and Uruguay are participating in UNITAS Gold, which provides the opportunity to conduct and integrate joint and combined land, maritime, coast guard and air operations in a realistic training environment. The exercise is taking place April 20-May 5 in Jacksonville, Fla. and off the Florida coast. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Alan Gragg) File# 090427-N-2821G-193