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Rescue assets preposition for Hurricane Harvey response

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.

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.

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)

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.

An HC-130J Combat King II prepares to take off for Texas in preparation of possible hurricane relief support Aug. 26, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23rd 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/Staff Sgt. Eric Summers Jr.)

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.

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