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45th Space Wing, 920th Rescue Wing hold astronaut recovery demo

Capt. Ryan Ruddy, 308th Rescue Squadron, left, participates in an astronaut recovery demonstration with Maj. Chris Slauson and Lt. Col. Marshall Hayes, both of the 45th Operations Group's Detachment 3 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., March 14, 2016. The demonstration involved Air Force Guardian Angel Airmen and aircraft from the 920th Rescue Wing to showcase aspects of safe rescue operations. Airmen from Detachment 3 coordinate astronaut capsule rescue and recovery and train personnel worldwide to ensure the Department of Defense is ready to support NASA's human space endeavors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Benjamin Thacker/Released)

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