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Rescue assets preposition for possible Hurricane Harvey response

An U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk prepares to launch, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

An U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk prepares to launch, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks prepare to launch, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks prepare to launch, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members prepare to launch, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members prepare to launch, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Pigford, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of the 71st Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment section, secures lifesaving gear in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Travis Pigford, 347th Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of the 71st Rescue Squadron aircrew flight equipment section, secures lifesaving gear in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing readied HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and their crews to support U.S. Northern Command requirements for Hurricane Harvey, if necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

An HC-130J Combat King II remains ready in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

An HC-130J Combat King II remains ready in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing readied HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and their crews to support U.S. Northern Command requirements for Hurricane Harvey, if necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

An HH-60G Pave Hawk remains ready in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

An HH-60G Pave Hawk remains ready in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing readied HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and their crews to support U.S. Northern Command requirements for Hurricane Harvey, if necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

A U.S. Air Force member of the 347th Operations Support Squadron inspects a lifesaving raft in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

A U.S. Air Force member of the 347th Operations Support Squadron inspects a lifesaving raft in preparation for rescue operations following Hurricane Harvey, Aug. 25, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing readied HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks and their crews to support U.S. Northern Command requirements for Hurricane Harvey, if necessary. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawk crew members conduct preflight procedures, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks take-off, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force 41st Rescue Squadron HH-60G Pave Hawks take-off, Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pave Hawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and Airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron push a storage container on to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron push a storage container on to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying cargo to be transported to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force loadmaster from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying cargo to be transported to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

Cargo rests inside an U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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Cargo rests inside an U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II prepares to take off for Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II prepares to take off for Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

An U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II departs to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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An U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II departs to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk takes off in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk takes off in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 23d Wing direct cargo to be loaded on to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 23d Wing direct cargo to be loaded on to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron load gear and equipment in to an HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron load gear and equipment in to an HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

An U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II departs to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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An U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II departs to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

An U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II departs to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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An U.S. Air Force HC-130J Combat King II departs to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron takes off in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pavehawk from the 41st Rescue Squadron takes off in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue Squadrons board a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue Squadrons board a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue squadrons sit on a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue squadrons sit on a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

Cargo is loaded in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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Cargo is loaded in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force loadmaster from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying cargo to be loaded onto an HC-130J Combat King II. August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force loadmaster from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying cargo to be loaded onto an HC-130J Combat King II. August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 71st Rescue Squadron pushes a container on to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force crew chief from the 71st Rescue Squadron pushes a container on to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

An U.S. Air Force member from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying a container of equipment in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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An U.S. Air Force member from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying a container of equipment in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

Two U.S. Air Force load masters from the 71st Rescue Squadron remove chalks from a pallet as it is placed in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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Two U.S. Air Force load masters from the 71st Rescue Squadron remove chalks from a pallet as it is placed in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue squadrons sit on a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue squadrons sit on a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue Squadrons board a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st and 41st Rescue Squadrons board a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron load gear and equipment in to an HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron load gear and equipment in to an HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron guide a forklift holding gear and equipment onto an HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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U.S. Air Force members from the 71st Rescue Squadron guide a forklift holding gear and equipment onto an HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A U.S. Air Force member from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying a container of equipment in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation for possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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A U.S. Air Force member from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying a container of equipment in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation for possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

An U.S. Air Force member from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying a container of equipment in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga.
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An U.S. Air Force member from the 71st Rescue Squadron guides a forklift carrying a container of equipment in to a HC-130J Combat King II traveling to Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support August 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, aircrew and other support personnel to preposition aircraft and airmen, if tasked to support Hurricane Harvey relief operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Airmen from the 23d Wing launched HC-130J Combat King IIs, HH-60G Pavehawks, and their aircrews to preposition assets to potentially respond to recovery operations in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

The 23d Wing received a prepare to deploy order to support possible United States Northern Command requirements for Hurricane Harvey response.

“Our Airmen remain ready to provide the necessary capabilities in order to support potential recovery operations,” said Col. Jennifer Short, 23d Wing commander. “When requested we are ready to respond at a moment’s notice to provide Air Force rescue and personnel recovery capabilities.”

If tasked rescue assets from the 23d Wing will be able to provide crucial search and rescue capabilities.

In addition to aircraft and aircrew additional support personnel were also preposition to support the assets from Moody.