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California ANG Sea Rescue: Members of the California ANG’s 129th Rescue Wing,  Moffett Field, are back at home after undertaking a dangerous three-day rescue effort, some 1,000 miles from the northern California coast. An MC-130 flew out to sea to intercept a Liberian tanker that had sent out a distress call. Three pararescuemen jumped from the airplane, landed in the ocean with medical gear, and boarded the vessel. Two days later, a 129th RQW HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter came to pick up the rescuers and their patients—one with two broken arms and one suffering from hypothermia after jumping overboard.