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  • Rescue community integrates training

    An aircraft crashed. Both pilots successfully ejected, but have wounds varying from traumatic brain injuries to deep cuts and contusions. Having received intelligence, pilots and crew of an HC-130J Combat King II take off, followed by two HH-60G Pave Hawk’s that carrying teams of pararescuemen. Their mission is to locate and rescue both survivors from potentially hostile territory. This was an exercise scenario Airmen faced during Tiger Rescue IV, March 27-30, 2018, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
  • Re-designated 23d Maintenance Squadron continues legacy

    Approximately 800 Airmen from the 23d Component and Equipment Maintenance Squadrons merged to become the 23d Maintenance Squadron, Air Combat Command’s second largest maintenance squadron, during a re-designation ceremony, Nov. 9, here. As these Airmen stood in formation behind unfurled guidons, bearing new names, they now abide by a new motto – ‘MXS!... The Biggest!... The Best!’
  • 563rd RQG deploys assets in response to Hurricane Irma

    Approximately 80 Airmen from the 563rd RQG deployed to south Fla., in support of recovery operations after the Category 4 hurricane ripped through the Florida Keys one day earlier.
  • 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.
  • Moody CSAR helps Air Force Research Lab reduce risks

    The Air Force Research Laboratory from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio and the Baltimore U.S. Air Force Center for Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills, recently observed the 347th Rescue Group’s Combat Search and Rescue mission.
  • 34th WPS graduates first WIC built for HC-130J Combat King II

    The U.S. Air Force Weapons School's 34th Weapons Squadron graduated its first HC-130J weapons officers class June 17 in the Class 17A.
  • Rescue aircrew refresh flight skills, stay current

    Eight Team Moody members from the 23d Wing, 347th Rescue Group and 23d Medical Group flew in an HC-130J Combat King II during pilot proficiency training. The training allowed aircrew members to practice standard and emergency procedures during flight. Pilots tested the HC-130J’s capabilities to perform a multitude of flying techniques that aid search and rescue efforts, air refueling and airdrop operations. The HC-130J’s mission is to rapidly deploy and execute combatant commander directed operations.
  • 823d BDS maintains airborne proficiency

    Airmen from the 823d Base Defense Group prepare for and conduct static-line jumps from an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 16, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base and the Lee Fulp drop zone in Tifton, Ga. Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider and Staff Sgt. Ryan Callaghan
  • 347th RQG spouses take flight

    U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerome Ware, 71st Rescue Squadron operations superintendent, tells his children about an HC-130J Combat King II during a spouses’ flight event, May 13, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members from the 347th Rescue Group deploy worldwide to perform search and rescue missions and air refueling missions. (U.S. Air Force
  • Attack, rescue, prevail: 23d Wing maintains combat readiness

    Various U.S. Air Force weapon systems assigned to Moody Air Force Base, Ga., are displayed on Moody’s flightline, April 27, 2016. The 23d Wing organizes, trains and employs combat-ready A-10C Thunderbolt II and HC-130J Combat King II aircraft, HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, Guardian Angel Weapons System.