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Master Sgt. Spencer Schenkelberg, 39th Rescue Squadron loadmaster, waits with a smoke marker in the back of an HC-130J Combat King II aircraft during open water rescue training near the Florida coast Jan. 8, 2023. The 39th RQS operates the HC-130J, the U.S. Air Force's only dedicated fixed-wing personnel recovery platform. Its capabilities lend itself to a multitude of missions by supporting airdrop, airland, helicopter air-to-air refueling and forward-area ground refueling missions, humanitarian aid operations, disaster response, security cooperation/aviation advisory, emergency aeromedical evacuation and noncombatant evacuation operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Lauren M. Snyder)
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