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A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach.

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien and Staff Sgt. Michael Galindo, 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuemen, lower and detach a training dummy from a rope system, Aug. 20, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach. After 17 days of being trapped, an international rescue team was able to successfully bring an end to the nearly 3-week rescue operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach.

Pararescuemen use a weighted training dummy to display a rescue technique during the Tham Luang Cave rescue Aug. 10, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A search and rescue team were sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach.

Staff Sgt. Sean Hopper, 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescueman, prepares a demonstration of the Tham Luang Cave rescue using a weighted training dummy, Aug. 10, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. During the rescue, members of Team Kadena carried the children from chamber to chamber and dove with them from the third chamber to the second chamber where they were handed off to the Australian team members, who then handed them off to the Thai team members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach.

A weighted training dummy is slowly lowered to pararescuemen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron, Aug. 20, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Dozens of U.S. military personnel, including pararescue Airmen based in Okinawa, were part of a multinational effort that saved 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach.

Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien and Staff Sgt. Michael Galindo, 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuemen, lower and detach a training dummy from a rope system, Aug. 20, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach. Dozens of U.S. military personnel, including pararescue Airmen based in Okinawa, were part of a multinational effort that saved 12 young soccer players and their coach from a flooded cave in Thailand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach.

Pararescuemen from the 320th Special Tactics Squadron display scuba tanks used during the Tham Luang Cave rescue Aug. 10, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Team Kadena took on the role of executing logistics dives inside the cave to preposition scuba tanks that would later be used for divers to swap used tanks for full tanks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)

KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- Tech. Sgt. Kenneth O’Brien and Staff Sgt. Michael Galindo, 320th Special Tactics Squadron pararescuemen, lower and detach a training dummy from a rope system, Aug. 20, 2018, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. A search and rescue team was sent to Tham Luang cave in Northern Thailand at the request of the Royal Thai government to assist in the rescue of missing Thai soccer players and their coach. After 17 days of being trapped, an international rescue team was able to successfully bring an end to the nearly 3-week rescue operation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Omari Bernard)