February 18, 1986

The 129th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Group and the 41st Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron employ four HH-3 Jolly Green Giant helicopters, two HH-53 helicopters, and three C-130 Hercules aircraft to assist flood victims of the Russian and Yuba Rivers of northern California. The airmen evacuate 520 flood victims, save 33 lives, and supply more than 3,000 sandbags to Army troops at the disaster site.