Rescue assets preposition for Hurricane Harvey response
By Capt. Korey Fratini, 23rd Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 28, 2017
MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFNS) -- Airmen from the 23rd 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 at Moody Air Force Base, Aug. 26, 2017.
The 23rd Wing received a prepare to deploy order to support possible U.S. 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, the 23rd 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 23rd Wing will provide crucial search and rescue capabilities.
In addition to aircraft and aircrew, additional support personnel were also prepositioned to support the assets from Moody AFB.