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Hurricane Harvey; 23d Wing rescue assets save lives

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron and local rescue assets, set up a basket to carry an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron and local rescue assets, set up a basket to carry an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron scans the ground with night vision for those that might need evacuated, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron scans the ground with night vision for those that might need evacuated, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron unload evacuees from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron unload evacuees from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron dries off a stranded dog that was saved, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron dries off a stranded dog that was saved, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron waits for an evacuee onload, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

An HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron waits for an evacuee onload, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron carries a basket to help move an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron carries a basket to help move an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron set up a basket to carry an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron set up a basket to carry an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, and a pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron, secures a basket carrying an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area.

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, and a pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron, secures a basket carrying an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

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.

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. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A family of evacuees wait for the rest of their family members onboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area.
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A family of evacuees wait for the rest of their family members onboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk, assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron unload evacuees from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.
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Pararescuemen from the 38th Rescue Squadron unload evacuees from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron unloads evacuees from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.
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A Pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron unloads evacuees from an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, and a pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron, secures a basket carrying evacuees, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area.
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, and a pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron, secures a basket carrying evacuees, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, writes down an address during  pre-flight checks, Aug. 30, 2017, at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas.
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, writes down an address during pre-flight checks, Aug. 30, 2017, at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

Hurricane Harvey left streets and houses flooded after making landfall.
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Hurricane Harvey left streets and houses flooded after making landfall. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, watches as he raises a basket with an evacuee in it, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area.
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, watches as he raises a basket with an evacuee in it, Aug. 30, 2017, in the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron reaches for more blankets for evacuees, Aug. 30, 2017, over the Houston, Texas area.
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A pararescueman from the 38th Rescue Squadron reaches for more blankets for evacuees, Aug. 30, 2017, over the Houston, Texas area. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, inspects an engine on an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas.
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, inspects an engine on an HH-60G Pave Hawk, Aug. 30, 2017, at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, performs pre-flight checks, Aug. 30, 2017, at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas.
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A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, performs pre-flight checks, Aug. 30, 2017, at Easterwood Airport in College Station, Texas. The 347th Rescue Group from Moody Air Force Base, Ga. responded with its rescue aircraft and personnel in support of FEMA after Hurricane Harvey brought flooding and destruction to parts of Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf)

HOUSTON, Texas --