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Women thank Air Force for wilderness rescue

Ronda Ramsier hugs pararescueman Tech. Sgt. Matthew Champagne, who took part in a high-altitude rescue Aug. 14 northeast of Vallecito Reservoir to save Ramsier and her cousin, Carol Powell, who became lost while hiking.
Carol Powell and Ronda Ramsier stand with crew members from the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque who rescued them on their second night lost in the wilderness Aug. 14 above Vallecito Reservoir.
Carol Powell shares thank you posters made by children in her neighborhood for the airmen who rescued her and her cousin, Ronda Ramsier, on Aug. 14 northeast of Vallecito Reservoir. Also pictured are HH-60G crew members from the 512th Special Operations Squadron, Tech. Sgts. Derria Kemp and Michael Kelly, who took part in the high-altitude rescue. Ramsier and Powell visited Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque on Monday to thank crews who saved them after they became lost while hiking.
Ronda Ramsier, left, and Carol Powell sit in the cockpit of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter that rescued them at 4 a.m. Aug. 14 northeast of Vallecito Reservoir, where they became lost while hiking.

Women thank Air Force for wilderness rescue

Ronda Ramsier hugs pararescueman Tech. Sgt. Matthew Champagne, who took part in a high-altitude rescue Aug. 14 northeast of Vallecito Reservoir to save Ramsier and her cousin, Carol Powell, who became lost while hiking.
Carol Powell and Ronda Ramsier stand with crew members from the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque who rescued them on their second night lost in the wilderness Aug. 14 above Vallecito Reservoir.
Carol Powell shares thank you posters made by children in her neighborhood for the airmen who rescued her and her cousin, Ronda Ramsier, on Aug. 14 northeast of Vallecito Reservoir. Also pictured are HH-60G crew members from the 512th Special Operations Squadron, Tech. Sgts. Derria Kemp and Michael Kelly, who took part in the high-altitude rescue. Ramsier and Powell visited Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque on Monday to thank crews who saved them after they became lost while hiking.
Ronda Ramsier, left, and Carol Powell sit in the cockpit of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter that rescued them at 4 a.m. Aug. 14 northeast of Vallecito Reservoir, where they became lost while hiking.
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