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347 RQG conducts first Jolly Green II fast rope ops

A rescue airman sits in a helicopter before take off.

Maj. Bobby Theologis, 41st Rescue Squadron rescue officer, waits for take off before training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

Rescue airmen prepare fast rope for use.

Maj. Bobby Theologis, 41st Rescue Squadron assistant rescue officer, left, and Master Sgt. Micah Smith, 38th Rescue Squadron weapons and tactics flight chief, prepare the fast rope for insertion during training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

A rescue airman prepares to descend rappel line from a helicopter.

Master Sgt. Micah Smith, 38th Rescue Squadron weapons and tactics flight chief, prepares to rappel onto a landing zone during fast rope and rappel training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

A rescue airman adjusts his rappel line.

Maj. Bobby Theologis, 41st Rescue Squadron rescue officer, secures his rappel line during training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

A rescue airman descends from a helicopter from a rappel line.

Maj. Bobby Theologis, 41st Rescue Squadron rescue officer, rappels from a HH-60W Jolly Green II during training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

A photo of two rescue airmen waiting for a helicopter to land.

Maj. Bobby Theologis, 41st Rescue Squadron rescue officer, right, and Master Sgt. Micah Smith, 38th Rescue Squadron weapons and tactics flight chief, wait for pickup during training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

A photo of a rescue airman looking over the flightline from the side of a helicopter.

Master Sgt. Micah Smith, 38th Rescue Squadron weapons and tactics flight chief, looks over the flightline as he returns from training Feb. 4, 2021, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. Rescue Airmen conducted training on insertion and extraction operations using a 30-foot rope and a rope ladder. The 347th Rescue Group conducted these operations for the first time on the HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s newest combat search and rescue platform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman John Crampton)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --