Images: Picked up from the sea
Photo by Michael Watkins
Hong Kong government flying service Lt. Vincent Wong, left, and U.S. Air National Guard Tech. Sgt. Brandon Stuemke practice seaborne hoisting during preparations for the Hong Kong Search and Rescue Exercise 2008. Stuemke is a member of the Alaska Air National Guard's 212th Rescue Squadron, based at Kulis Air Base in Anchorage, Alaska. The Hong Kong SAREX is an annual exercise involving units from the U.S., Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China.