Thank You USAF Personnel Recovery Units for Harvey Support

A special missions aviator from the 41st Rescue Squadron, watches as he raises an evacuee, Aug. 30, 2017, over a residence in the Houston, Texas area.

Hurricane Harvey, the wettest tropical cyclone on record in the contiguous United States. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches of rain as the system meandered over eastern Texas and adjacent waters, causing catastrophic flooding. The major hurricane made landfall near Rockport, TX. Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane, resulting in floods that inundated hundreds of thousands of homes, displaced more than 30,000 people, and prompted more than 17,000 rescues. In the days following Harvey's stay over Texas major flooding occurred around the greater Houston, TX area and coastal cities resulting in the need for rescue support. Day after day you saw in the news headlines, rescue units deploying to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey from all corners of the United States.

Kentucky Air Guardsmen deploying for Hurricane Harvey rescue operations

176th Wing departs JBER for Hurricane Harvey humanitarian support

PAFB airmen deploying to Hurricane Harvey for possible rescue mission

La. Guardsmen assist with overnight search and rescue

Silicon Valley Air National Guard Unit Ready to Support Texas for Hurricane Harvey

Alaska National Guard members helping with Harvey rescues

48th RQS provides Hurricane Harvey rescue support

US Military Begins Surveillance Flights Above Houston

US MILITARY LAUNCHES MASSIVE HURRICANE HARVEY OPERATION; DRAMATIC RESCUE SCENES EMERGE

VIDEO: 920th Rescue Wing From Patrick Air Force Base In Brevard Saving Lives In Texas

 

We are proud of and thankful for our United States Air Force Personnel Recovery Units around the world. You all stepped up and saved thousands of lives, upholding the motto "These Things We Do, So That Others May Live".

 

Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Zachary Wolf

 

Nic Dezinski

Pioneer Technologies Creative Group, Portfolio Manager

nic.dezinski[at]ptc-us[dot]com