Moody AFB Crews Return from Katrina Rescue Mission

By: Bill Pearson
By: Bill Pearson

For the past several weeks, these helicopters from Moody Air Force Base flew rescue missions out of Jackson, Mississippi, making daring rescues, helping pull New Orleans residents to safety.

These highly trained airmen say they had a lot to learn while making the rescues. HH-60 Pavehawk helicopters would stay in the air for hours at a time, in an effort to save as many people as possible.

The airmen say they are proud to have been part of such a huge rescue operation here in the United States. But for now they will turn their attention back to training for their next rescue mission, likely in Afghanistan or Iraq.

Air force officials say the rescuers from Moody could be called on again if another disaster hits the U.S. anytime soon.

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