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Guardian Angel Airmen perform memorial pushups following a funeral service for Capt. Mark Weber, July 9, 2018, at Arlington National Cemetery, Va. Weber, a 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer and Texas native, was killed in an HH-60G Pave Hawk crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15. Friends, family, and Guardian Angel Airmen traveled from across the U.S. to attend the ceremony and pay their final respects. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Fallen CRO laid to rest
Friends, family and fellow Guardian Angels gathered on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, Va., to pay their final respects and honor the life of Capt. Mark Weber as he was laid to rest, July 9. Weber, a combat rescue officer from the 38th Rescue Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15, while augmenting the 308th RQS in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
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U.S. Airmen with the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW) dismount a C-130 Hercules during air-land operations at the Hohenfels Training Area (Germany) in support of Swift Response 16, June 16, 2016.Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing, May 21-23, to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Gertrud Zach/released) Airmen partner toward quicker deployments
Rescue Airmen from the 23d Wing visited the Devil Raiders of the 621st Contingency Response Wing (CRW), to better understand the essential assets to stand up rescue operations from bare-base situations. Although the 23d Wing’s mission to organize, train, equip and maintain combat-ready for Air Combat Command, and the 621st CRW focuses on rapidly organizing and standing up bare bases for Air Mobility Command aircraft, they both believed they could learn from each other.
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2018
Guests arrive to a memorial service in honor of Capt. Mark Weber, March 21, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Weber, a 38th Rescue Squadron combat rescue officer and Texas native, was killed in an HH-60G Pave Hawk crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15. During the ceremony, Weber was posthumously awarded a Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) Memorial celebrates fallen CRO
More than 1,000 Airmen, family and friends gathered to say their final goodbyes and honor the life of Capt. Mark Weber during a memorial service, March 21, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Weber, a Combat Rescue Officer (CRO) with the 38th Rescue Squadron (RQS), was killed in helicopter crash in Anbar Province, Iraq, March 15.
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Master Sgt. Stephanie Ruepp, 38th Rescue Squadron unit training manager and resource advisor, poses for a photo March 8, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Ruepp has recently been announced as the Georgia representative for the Elizabeth Dole Foundation Military and Veteran caregiver fellows program. As a fellow, Ruepp will help caregivers provide anything to improve the quality of life for their loved one; from wheelchair accessible vehicles and home modifications to finding nearby support groups and treatment facilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Janiqua P. Robinson) Airman becomes voice for caregivers
Her phone vibrates and a ringtone blares as she receives a video call from her husband. Excitement quickly turned to panic as his anxious face and energy projected through the screen. She listens, baffled and worried as he explained he was lost within the familiar surroundings of the town they had lived in for two years. Her instincts instruct her to physically drive him home and ensure his safety, then reality set in she was deployed thousands of miles away.
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2018
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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2017
Senior Airman Matt, 38th Rescue Squadron pararescueman, chats with fellow PJs prior to conducting static-line jumps, April 24, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan) PJs conduct four static-line jumps in two hours
The 38th Rescue Squadron Pararescuemen worked in tandem with aircrew members from the 71st RQS to conduct four static-line jumps in just two hours. The PJs needed to conduct all four jumps to maintain qualifications and meet training requirements. All PJs are qualified to conduct both static-line and High altitude, low opening jumps. During a static-line jump, the jumper is attached to the aircraft via the ‘static-line’, which automatically deploys the jumpers’ parachute after they’ve exited the aircraft.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 41st Helicopter Maintenance Unit finish folding the blades attached to an HH-60G Pave hawk during rapid rescue preparation before the helicopter deployed, Sept. 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. This helicopter was deployed to Southeast Europe in support of recue missions. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Moody deploys skilled warriors
Airmen assigned to the 38th and 41st Rescue Squadrons prepare for a deployment to Southeast Europe alongside an HH-60G Pave Hawk. The Airmen and the HH-60G will be transported on a C-17 Globmaster III to their final destination. All luggage and weapons were secured in the aircraft prior to the Airmen boarding. The Rescue Squadrons mission is to rapidly mobilize and provide search and rescue of personnel to treat and extract in uncertain or possibly hostile territories.
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