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Rescue supports human space flight

A photo of and Airmen standing in front of an aircraft

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Neely, 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief, marshals a HC-130J Combat King II for takeoff May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

Photo of Airmen assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron preparing for flight.

Airmen assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron prepare for flight, May 22, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of an Airman preparing for flight.

Capt. David Shealy, 41st Rescue Squadron pilot, prepares for flight, May 22, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of an Airman securing a helmet.

Staff Sgt. Adam Flaucher, 41st Rescue Squadron special missions aviator, secures a helmet May 22, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of an HH-60G Pave Hawk preparing for flight.

An HH-60G Pave Hawk prepares for flight May 22, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of three HH-60G Pave Hawks assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron taking off.

Three HH-60G Pave Hawks assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron take off May 22, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

Photo of Airmen assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron posing for a photo.

Airmen assigned to the 41st Rescue Squadron pose for a photo May 22, 2020 at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Azaria E. Foster)

A photo of an HC-130J Combat King II

An HC-130J Combat King II travels to the runway to takeoff May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of an Airmen saluting a departing aircraft

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Neely, 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief, salutes a HC-130J Combat King II as it passes May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo and Airmen performing preflight checks
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A 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief conducts preflight inspections on a HC-130J Combat King II before boarding the aircraft and going to Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of an Airman giving a briefing
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Senior Airman Rachel Bissonnette, 71st Rescue Squadron loadmaster, gives a preflight brief to passengers before the board a HC-130J Combat King II May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of Airmen sitting on a plane
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Passengers wait on a HC-130J Combat King II destined for Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of Airmen waiting to board an aircraft
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Members of the 71st Rescue Squadron wait to board an HC-130J Combat King II May 22, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

A photo of a pilot
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Maj. Matthew Eddy, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II performs preflight checks before departing Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, May 22, 2020. Airmen assigned to the 347th Rescue Group traveled to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., to serve as an alert unit for personnel recovery in the event of an incident during a human space flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

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