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An HC-130 from the 71st Rescue Recovery Squadron from Moody Air Force Base makes a low-level pass after releasing Special Forces pararescue members during a training mission.  
347th Rescue Wing

Base: Moody Air Force Base, Georgia

Destination: Persian Gulf

Aircraft: HC-130 combat search and rescue aircraft

Units: The wing's 71st Rescue Squadron flies the HC-130, which the Air Force identified as the aircraft being called for initial deployment.

Duties: The 347th is the Air Force's only active-duty combat search and rescue wing. The HC-130P/N is an extended-range, combat search and rescue version of the C-130 Hercules transport. Its mission is to extend the range of combat search and rescue helicopters by providing air refueling.

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