April 16, 2004

Two USAF HH-60G crews from the 38th and 41st Rescue Squadrons at Moody AFB, Ga., rescue five soldiers from the crash of a US Army CH-47 helicopter in Iraq despite battling a blinding sandstorm and being attacked by surface-to-air missiles and small arms fire. The USAF airmen receive the 2004 Mackay Trophy.