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U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Kunkel, 23d Wing commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Yvette Guzman, 23d Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, board an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Rescue pilots and aircrew members conducted the flight which consisted of low-level air drop scenarios during pilot proficiency training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Kunkel, 23d Wing commander, and U.S. Air Force Col. Yvette Guzman, 23d Aerospace Medicine Squadron commander, board an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Rescue pilots and aircrew members conducted the flight which consisted of low-level air drop scenarios during pilot proficiency training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Kunkel, 23d Wing commander and Maj. Eric Lipp, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II evaluator pilot,  review their pre-flight checklists prior to take-off, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The HC-130J’s mission is to rapidly deploy and execute combatant commander directed operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Col. Thomas Kunkel, 23d Wing commander and Maj. Eric Lipp, 71st Rescue Squadron HC-130J Combat King II evaluator pilot, review their pre-flight checklists prior to take-off, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The HC-130J’s mission is to rapidly deploy and execute combatant commander directed operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

Airmen from the 347th Rescue Group and 23d Medical Group prepare to take off in an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The flight was part of pilot proficiency training, which refreshed 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group pilots on low-level air drop techniques as well as take-off and landing procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

Airmen from the 347th Rescue Group and 23d Medical Group prepare to take off in an HC-130J Combat King II, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The flight was part of pilot proficiency training, which refreshed 23d Wing and 347th Rescue Group pilots on low-level air drop techniques as well as take-off and landing procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Roberts, 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief, marshals an HC-130J Combat King II before take-off, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 71st RQS are responsible for maintaining combat-ready HC-130J aircraft to provide rapidly deployable, expeditionary personnel recovery forces for contingency and crisis response operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Roberts, 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief, marshals an HC-130J Combat King II before take-off, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Members of the 71st RQS are responsible for maintaining combat-ready HC-130J aircraft to provide rapidly deployable, expeditionary personnel recovery forces for contingency and crisis response operations worldwide. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

An HC-130J Combat King II ascends in the sky during pilot proficiency training, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Eight Team Moody members from the 23d Wing, 347th Rescue Group and 23d Medical Group flew practicing standard and emergency procedures during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

An HC-130J Combat King II ascends in the sky during pilot proficiency training, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Eight Team Moody members from the 23d Wing, 347th Rescue Group and 23d Medical Group flew practicing standard and emergency procedures during flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Roberts, 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief, cleans the windshield of an HC-130J Combat King II prior to pilot proficiency training, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During training, pilots test the HC-130J’s capabilities to perform a multitude of flying techniques that aid search and rescue efforts, air refueling and airdrop operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Roberts, 71st Rescue Squadron crew chief, cleans the windshield of an HC-130J Combat King II prior to pilot proficiency training, Sept. 27, 2016, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. During training, pilots test the HC-130J’s capabilities to perform a multitude of flying techniques that aid search and rescue efforts, air refueling and airdrop operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Greg Nash)

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Eight Team Moody members from the 23rd Wing, 347th Rescue Group and 23d Medical Group flew in an HC-130J Combat King II during pilot proficiency training.

 

The training allowed aircrew members to practice standard and emergency procedures during flight.

 

Pilots tested the HC-130J’s capabilities to perform a multitude of flying techniques that aid search and rescue efforts, air refueling and airdrop operations.

 

The HC-130J’s mission is to rapidly deploy and execute combatant commander directed operations.