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A California Air National Guard HH-60G Pave Hawk rescue helicopter with air crews and  two elite Guardian Angel pararescuemen from the 129th Rescue Wing Moffett Air National Guard Base, Calif, provide search and rescue operations in Southern California, impacted by a mud slides, Jan. 10, 2018. (photo by Staff Sgt. Cristian Meyers/released) ANG supports SoCal mudslide rescue efforts
California Air National Guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing are providing search and rescue support in Southern California for those impacted by the recent mudslides. The 129th Rescue Wing is a unit of the California Air National Guard, stationed at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, California. If activated to federal service, the wing is gained within the United States Air Force by the Air Combat Command.
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Airmen from the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS)   drive a military RZR all-terrain vehicle during a full mission profile exercise, Dec. 14, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During the training, the 38th RQS recovered victims while under enemy fire to prepare for future search and rescue missions and to assess their unit’s ability to work cohesively to accomplish the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) 38th RQS tests rescue capabilities
Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron conducted a full mission profile exercise, Dec. 12, 14 and 15, here. During the training, the 38th RQS recovered victims while under enemy fire to prepare for future search and rescue missions and to assess their unit’s ability to work cohesively to accomplish the mission.
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, watches as he raises an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area. AFNORTH wraps up Hurricane Harvey ops, looks East to Irma
As Hurricane Harvey slammed into coastal Texas the last week of August, Houston and the surrounding area were pounded with unprecedented amounts of rain – experiencing 50 inches of rain in a matter of days. That is more than the annual average for the region.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John San Inocencio, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron, holds onto a fuel line hose as Tech. Sgt. Shayna Jacoby, 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron, squeegees the hose to remove the remaining fuel following a refuel Aug. 31, 2017, at Jack Brooks Regional Airport in Beaumont, Texas. Air Force keeps rescue operations fueled
The Berlin Airlift marked an historical period in U.S. military innovation, the ability to resupply a blockaded city in Germany. As Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on South Texas, the storm left areas of Texas flooded and completely unreachable by land. Airmen from 71st Rescue Squadron and 23d Logistics Readiness Squadron conducting forward area refueling point operations were the life blood to air search and rescue missions going Aug. 31, 2017 in Beaumont, Texas. Bringing refueling capabilities to an area cut off by water, the 71st Rescue Squadron utilized the FARP capabilities of the HC-130J Combat King IIs to extend missions out of Jack Brooks Regional Airport to support search and rescue operations.
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An HH-60G Pave Hawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron takes off for a sortie in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Aug. 29, 2017, at Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas. Moody assets launch for rescue operations
HH-60G Pave Hawks from the 41st Rescue Squadron launch for sorties in support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, Aug. 29, 2017, at Easterwood Airport, College Station, Texas. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga., sent aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA during Hurricane Harvey disaster response efforts.
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Airmen from the 23d Wing huddle in a staging hanger, Aug. 26, 2017, at Naval Air Station Forth Worth Joint Reserve Base, Texas. Rescue assets arrive in Fort Worth, Texas

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Staff Sgt. James Baker, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, reunites with his fiancé, Emily Jobson, after returning from a deployment in Southwest Asia, June 7, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 71st RQS provided expeditionary personnel recovery in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Four rescue squadrons deploy, return together
Rescue Airmen of the 23d Wing recently returned from a deployment where they provided around the clock personnel recovery coverage in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Working together to ensure that someone’s worst day wasn’t their last day, the 71st, 41st, 48th and 55th Rescue Squadrons provided the airborne and ground components for U.S. Central Command’s personnel recovery operations. “One thing that set this deployment apart from others that I’ve been on is that all three Rescue [components], the HC-130, HH-60 and Guardian Angels, were together in a single location,” said Lt. Col. Michael Thompson, 71st RQS director of operations. “We planned and executed together as a cohesive rescue team. “We were on alert 24/7 to ensure that if there is ever an Airman, Sailor, Marine, or Soldier who is isolated, we are prepared to return them to friendly control,” added Thompson.
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Default Air Force Logo HC-130J king during recent rescue
When the phone rings and lives are on the line, rescue Airmen understand that at a moment’s notice they need to be in the air and prepared to do the mission. On Aug. 19 that call came. Within 13 hours an HC-130J Combat King II from the 79th Rescue Squadron and a pararescue team from the 48th Rescue Squadron, both 23d Wing geographically separated units at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., were airborne. Two hours and more than 600 miles later, the new J-model was on scene. With fuel efficiency and longer loiter to extending the rescue team’s abilities, the J-model allowed the crew to provide medical support to a male on board a Greek shipping vessel, and air refueling to two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters from Moffutt Federal Airfield, Calif.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Eric Fullmer, 563rd Operations Support Squadron loadmaster, poses for a portrait at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., July 29, 2016. Fullmer and Senior Airman Shane Hardin assisted motorists injured in a pile up on Interstate 8, during a sandstorm. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman Nathan H. Barbour) DM Airmen assist in highway rescue
High winds and dust whipped the uniforms of two Airmen as they attempted to rescue a woman trapped in the cab of her semitractor-trailer. One of them applied his might to the piece of metal that kept the woman confined to her vehicle and the other held the door of the vehicle while trying to guide her down the steps of its cab toward safety. The next instant, just as the woman was reaching the threshold, something came crashing into the rear end of her vehicle at high speed. The two Airmen were thrown ten feet from the vehicle by the impact and as soon as they finished a quick buddy check, they raced back to continue helping the woman in distress.
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Maj. Alex Keller (left center), a surgeon with the 720th Special Tactics Group, supervises the medical treatment of a burn patient on an HC-130 Combat King II, June 23, 2016. Keller, alongside pararescuemen and aircrew from the 372nd Rescue Group, assisted in the rescue and evacuation of fishermen stranded off the shore of Bermuda when their vessel caught fire. (Courtesy photo) Special operations medical Airmen save lives at sea
Members of a special operations surgical team assigned to the 720th Special Tactics Group here worked to save the lives of two critically-burned fishermen rescued 500 miles off the coast of Bermuda, June 22.
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